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Teaching teens tolerance in the wake of Ferguson protests

The recent events in Ferguson, Mo have brought racial bias to the forefront for St. Louis teens. During the protests, many surrounding school districts have suspended the start of the school year. Instead of watching the news reports rent these movies. Each of these movies are true accounts of black and white teens working together to achieve greatness.

First African American college basketball team in NCAA history
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Glory Road

The movie Glory Road is the account of the first all African American basketball team and the events that lead to the teams 1966 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Don Haskins, head coach of Texas Western College, recruited and coached a team with an all-black starting lineup, a first in NCAA history. Glory Road explores racism, discrimination, and the drive of student athletics to come together despite race.

Remember the Titans

The film Remember the Titans is based on the true account of African American coach Herman Boone as he tries to mold a racially divided team at the T. C. Williams High School in the southern Virginia town of Alexandria, Virginia in 1971. The film explores the conflicts of overcoming racial bias and developing understanding between blacks and whites. At the center of the story is the true portrayal of the relationship between young athletics, the white Gerry Bertier and the black Julius Campbell. The deep friendship between these boys overcame stunning obstacles and was instrumental in the successful development of the Titans team.

The movies will educate teens on the struggles within American culture to enact integration, tolerance, and acceptance between whites and blacks in the United States.