African American History

Season 1 Episode 6

The Morgan Lacrosse Story

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The Morgan Lacrosse Story
This film tells the story of the nation's first and only college lacrosse team at a historically black institution. When a young white administrator reluctantly accepted the position of head lacrosse coach at Baltimore's Morgan State University, a six-year journey that culminated in a shocking upset began. The Bears' solidarity and determination to succeed changed the sport of lacrosse forever, even as they played in a racially charged period in our nation's history - the early 1970s. Underscored by the Native-American roots of the game and its innate spiritual component, THE MORGAN LACROSSE STORY is a sports story unlike any other. Through interviews with players, coaches, parents and others who witnessed the Bears' success, the film recounts the struggles, the history, the tragedy and the triumphs of this inspirational team.moreless

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