Glory Road (2006) and the White Savior Historical Sport Film

  title={Glory Road (2006) and the White Savior Historical Sport Film},
  author={J. Schultz},
  journal={Journal of Popular Film and Television},
  pages={205 - 213}
  • J. Schultz
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television
Abstract: Based on a true story, Glory Road recounts the story of the 1966 national championship Texas Western College basketball team and coach Don Haskins' decision to start, for the first time in tournament history, five black players. Contextualized by sociologist Patricia Hill Collins' concept of “new racism,” this article argues that filmmakers manipulated history in order to inflate Haskins' progressive convictions by omitting, augmenting, and fabricating pivotal events in the historical… Expand
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