Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game

October 30, 2020
Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game

When they piled into cars and drove through Durham, NorthCarolina, the members of the Duke University Medical Schoolbasketball team only knew that they were going somewhere to playbasketball. They didn't know whom they would play against. But whenthey came face to face with their opponents, they quickly realizedthis secret game was going to make history.Discover the true story of how in 1944, Coach John McLendonorchestrated a secret game between the best players from a whitecollege and his team from the North Carolina College of Negroes. Ata time of widespread segregation and rampant racism, this illegalgathering changed the sport of basketball forever.