The inspirational true story of an athlete turned civil rights trailblazer. When king of the boards” Perry Wallace is recruited and accepted to Vanderbilt, his future not only changes, the country’s changes as well. Wallace makes history as the first African American to play college basketball in the deeply segregated Southeastern Conference. But how do you do something you love while surrounded by hate? This powerful world premiere based on the New York Times bestseller is a portrait of fortitude, portraying how Wallace met unthinkable challenges head on.
NCT has created a guide to support families, students, and educators in fostering meaningful conversations about equity and diversity. We hope these discussion tips will help you and your children explore the production’s themes with empathy and curiosity and that our shared resources connect you with additional support and context.