Filmmaker Douglas Domingue previews and discusses his forthcoming documentary, Lights Out in Blackham. The film tells the story of Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 2014 inductee coach Beryl Shipley, who made history in 1966 as the first coach to “integrate a major sports team at a large public university in the Deep South,” according to Sports Illustrated. In recruiting three black players to play basketball for the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Shipley became an “accidental hero.” Domingue explores Shipley’s legacy, including his contentious relationship with the NCAA.
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