Perspective

April 5, 2018

Perry & MLK’s death

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January 29, 2018

Film festivals & screenings

The film festivals and movie screens that are showing Triumph continue to grow. Follow this space and continue to check on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for updates. We’re coming to a screen near you! MV Film Society Showing at Strand Theatre Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts July 5, 2018 Nashville Film Festival Nashville, Tennessee May 11–12, 2018 Cinema Village New York, New York Mar 23–29, 2018 Downtown Independent Los Angeles, California Mar 23–29, 2018 Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles, California Sun, Feb 11, 2018–3:50pm at Cinemark Baldwin Hills & XD Tue, Feb 13, 2018–1:15pm at Cinemark Baldwin Hills & XD Santa Barbara International Film Festival Santa Barbara, California Wed, Feb 7, 2018–8:00am at Metro Thurs, Feb 8, 2018–7:00pm at Fiesta Austin Film […]
December 3, 2017

Vandy’s Tribute to Perry

Today, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos issued the following statement on the passing of Perry Wallace, Vanderbilt alumnus and the first African-American to play varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference (SEC): “Vanderbilt, the sports world, and the entire country lost a civil rights icon today. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Perry Wallace, who through quiet strength and courage blazed a trail that still serves as a lesson in resilience and perseverance in the face of incredible obstacles. We are more fortunate for having known him and for his legacy at Vanderbilt. While his passing sadly comes just as we come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Perry’s groundbreaking achievement, his legacy will live on.  Our thoughts are […]
December 2, 2017

Perry Wallace 1948-2017

“There’s a natural tendency to regard Perry Wallace as an exceptional athlete or as a trailblazer for the integration of Southern society, indeed a pioneer of racial progress. And while he certainly checked both of those boxes, it is more accurate to revere him as a genuine American treasure. Perry was a towering intellect with an unerring moral compass. He chose Vanderbilt University for its superior educational opportunities, never imagining that future generations would be studying his life. He never sought to be a role model or hero; however, he was blessed with the wherewithal to do so when challenged to rise, and rise above the situations that would stop most others. And while he prided himself on trying to always […]