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Mr. Temple and the Tigerbelles

This event is sold out.

Mr. Temple and the Tigerbelles is a 40-minute documentary about the legendary track and field coach Ed Temple from Tennessee State University and the incredible group of 40 African American female athletes who broke the color barrier of the Olympics during the Jim Crow era, snagging 23 medals, 16 of them Gold.  Not only did these women all graduate from college, many went on to receive Masters and Doctorate degrees.

Afterwards, join filmmakers Tom Neff, Shelley Hay, and other special guests, for a panel discussion. Panelists will be Olympic medalists and former Tigerbelles Edith McGuire Duvall, Lucinda Williams Adams, Barbara Jones-Slater, and Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice, as well as the daughter of legendary Coach Temple, Dr. Edwina Temple. Moderating will be Pulitzer-prize winning journalist David Maraniss.

Along with the program, The Muhammad Ali Center is partnering with Tennessee State University and Tennessee State Hall of Fame to secure the loan of around 14 items relating to Coach Temple and the Tigerbelles to put on display for one night only.

$15 includes appetizers, screening, and program.

Film begins at 6pm, doors open at 5:15pm.

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