“A Legacy Forgotten: Blue & Gold Pride” is the story of A. E. Beach High School, the African-American High School that broke through the wall of segregation to win the first integrated State basketball championship in Georgia. Featuring Larry “Gator” Rivers, the Legendary Harlem Globetrotter, this film reunites “Gator” with the other living members of this historic championship team. These distinguished men, along with other alumni, faculty members, and opposing team members, take us back to the 1966-67 basketball season, when Georgia first integrated high school athletics. Packed with encouragement, hope, and hilarious stories, this film tells how these young men drew strength from the academic and athletic legacy of excellence from their school. As a result, they overcame racism, hatred, and Georgia’s expectation of failure to become a beacon of hope.
Miller Bargeron, the film’s internationally acclaimed director and A. E. Beach High alumnus said, “I am excited about this film shoot. It will be the night before the big homecoming game against a big crosstown rival, and many alumni will be back in Savannah for the homecoming festivities. I hope many alumni come out and tell the world what the legacy of A. E. Beach High means to them.”
“A Legacy Forgotten: Blue & Gold Pride” is being produced by We Came To Conquer Entertainment, LLC, in association with Bezalel Productions. Production of the film began in February 2012 and it is progressing very well. Projected completion of the film is Fall 2013.
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