About the Film

Mr. Temple and the Tigerbelles is the story of legendary track and field TSU (Tennessee State University) coach Ed Temple and the incredible group of 40 African American female athletes who broke the color barrier of the Olympics during the Jim Crow era, snagging 23 medals, 16 of them gold, the most renowned of who was Wilma Rudolf, who in Rome 1960 became the first American to win three gold medals in one Olympic. Not only did they excel in track, but 100 percent of them graduated, many going to receive Masters and Doctorates.

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