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Film Screening, Discussion on the movie, Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Movie

Uptown Campus
Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Family Club at Yulman Stadium

 In 1955, when racial segregation defined the South, two teams of 12-year-old boys stepped onto a baseball field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history. Sixty-years later, the players of the first racially integrated little league baseball game in the South reflect on this revolutionary event in the documentary, building a bridge to healing the social divide that still exists in our country today.

Tulane University’s Center for Sport will host the inaugural event of its new Sport and Social Justice Speaker Series with a film screening and discussion of the movie, Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story, on Wednesday, February 13 from 6-8 p.m. in the Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Family Club at Yulman Stadium. The event is free and open to the public, and light food and refreshments will be available. Free parking is available in the Claiborne Avenue Lot, which is accessible off Claiborne Ave, and in the Diboll Parking Garage off Ben Weiner Drive.

Following the screening, a group of panelists will discuss the film, and a question and answer session will follow the discussion.  The panelists include Tulane head baseball coach Travis Jewett, Eddie Davis, a former professional baseball player and current director of the MLB Youth Academy NOLA, S. Derby Gisclair, New Orleans baseball writer and historian and Ro Brown, the former WDSU Sports Director and current assistant director of athletic communications at the University of New Orleans. The moderator for the discussion will be Dr. Charvi Greer, the Associate Athletics Director, Academic Services/Senior Woman Administrator for Tulane Athletics.

Center for Sport

For more information contact: Tess Belt via email to tbelt@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-314-7169
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