The film documents civil rights protests to desegregate college basketball
March 1, 2023
The Loyola Project, a film about the 1963 desegregation efforts of the Loyola men’s college basketball team, the Loyola Ramblers, will screen on March 7 at 6 p.m. at the NMHU Ilfeld Auditorium. The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by the film’s director, Patrick Creadon. The event is free and open to the public.
The NMHU President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is partnering with NMHU athletics to host the screening as a continuation of the university’s educational offerings for Black History Month in February.
“Many people enjoy sports, and the film is about NCAA basketball players who used their platform to raise awareness during the Civil Rights Movement,” said Dean of Students Dr. Kim Blea. “This is a story that not a lot of people know, and we really want this to be a starting point to begin the conversations around racism and diversity and inclusion on our campus.”
Facilitating discussion around The Loyola Project screening will be the beginning of further conversations on the NMHU campus about racism, Black History, and the Civil Rights Movement. The President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is planning additional educational events pertaining to Black History and will be releasing that information soon.