“Court of Change,’ will be aired at 8 p.m. Tuesday featuring Meadowlark Lemon on the CBS Sports Network. Lemon helps supervise team camps for sons and daughters of military personnel.
Great Bend’s Allen Winder serves as director of operations for the Team Meadowlark Foundation.
“Court of Change,” is a documentary that explores the role of basketball in African-American history and how the sport has served as a vehicle for social change. The one-hour documentary debuted on Feb. 23 during black History Month.
“We shot this the day after we landed from our European trip,” said Winder.
Through the eyes of some of basketball’s most historic figures,”Court of Change,” examines how sport is used as a medium to transcend the indignities of racism.
Interviews include Oscar Robertson; Earl Lloyd (first African-American player in the NBA); Mannie Jackson (former Globetrotter and first African-American to own a professional sports franchise); Dr. Harry Edwards; Reverend Jesse Jackson; Perry Wallace (first African-American player in the SEC); Hallie Bryant (former Harlem Globetrotter); Meadowlark Lemon (former Harlem Globetrotter); John Chaney;Kenny Smith; David Stern; George Vecsey, and others. Civil Rights activist Timuel Black narrates.
To view a clip of the documentary, which features a discussion of how Wilt Chamberlain and the Harlem Globetrotters influenced the current sports and entertainment culture,