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Before The West Coast: A Sports Civil Rights Story, a Documentary Film

Thursday, Jul 06, 2017 7:00 PM CDT (6:00 PM Doors)
Carver Theater, New Orleans, LA

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Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Federal Court decision that broke racial barriers in Louisiana high school sports – St Augustine High School (St. Aug) versus the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA), July 6, 1967.  Before the West Coast: A Sports Civil Rights Story chronicles St. Aug’s response to adversity and the leadership of its head football coach over the decade following this historic court decision in favor of social justice. 

The  film won the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival Audience Award  for "Best Louisiana Feature".

The Honorable Judge Kern Reese will introduce the film and the director’s Q&A session.  Writer, Director, Producer Oyd Craddock will share the inspiration for the film and conduct a Q&A with the audience following the viewing.  Hall of Fame Head Coach Otis Washington will be in attendance.

Reserved seating and VIP Reception are available through sponsorships.  Contact Oyd Craddock at ocraddock1@gmail.com or 678-778-4302 for information.

Learn more at http://beforethewestcoast.com/  and www.facebook.com/BeforeTheWestCoast/

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