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The Loyola Project Thursday, February 9

The Loyola Project

In 1963, at the height of the civil rights movement, the Loyola Ramblers of Chicago broke racial barriers and changed college basketball forever.

​Now, nearly 60 years later, this legendary team is reexamined by Loyola basketball player and co-captain, Lucas Williamson. Woven together with archival footage and modern day interviews, this captivating story continues to provide inspiration in the fight for equality.

**Panel Discussion after the screening**

LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 23: Loyola coach George Ireland and his team Ron Miller (42) John Egan (11) Jerry Harkness (15) Vic Rouse (40) and Rich Rochelle (10) with towel during a time out at the NCAA National Basketball Final Four championship game on against Cincinnati held in Louisville, KY at Freedom Hall March 23, 1963. Loyola defeated Cincinnati 60-58 in overtime for the title. (Rich Clarkson/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)

Loyola coach George Ireland, right, bends over to issue orders to his team that was trailing Cincinnati in the final game of the National Collegiate basketball championship at Louisville, March 23, 1963. Players, from left to right, are: John Egan, Vic Rouse, Jerry Harkness and Ron Miller. (AP Photo)

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