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#Rucker50: The Park Where Basketball and Black History Intersect


January 13, 2018
For all ages


Sports achievements are always in need of reflection. The history of some men isn’t evident until reviewed by someone else. Such is the case regarding the historic Harlem basketball courts known as Rucker Park.

Come along for the 55 minute cinematic ride as we gather the legends of #Rucker and juxtapose it with other non-sports events from 50 years past in this new documentary. It’s a birthday party for the basketball world! Various sports world celebrities will be in attendance at the film screening!

In the year 1965, African Americans would experience the March on Selma, Malcolm X’s murder, and the passing of Holcombe Rucker, right along with the beginning of “The Rucker” tournament. The film explores the connections between the sport and the historical context.

Qualified by NBA legends, Civil Rights activists, Harlem residents, musicians, and original witnesses of the event, this story will put in perspective the impact of this legendary free basketball tournament.

Learn the connection between hip hop history and Rucker Park. Hear how "The Rucker" touched, changed and matured the hearts of many. Celebrate sacrifice, community, and history cinematically by joining us for this screening of #Rucker50.