Legendary high school football coach Herman Boone, on whose story the 2000 Disney film Remember the Titans was based, will speak at Guilford on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in Sternberger Auditorium.
Guilfordâ€™s Africana Community, Multicultural Education Department and Athletics Department are co-sponsoring Booneâ€™s talk as part of the campusâ€™s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Boone, a native of Rocky Mount, N.C., and a graduate of N.C. Central University, was hired to coach football at the newly integrated T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., in 1971. Booneâ€™s Titans overcame intense racial prejudice to score an undefeated record and that yearâ€™s state championship.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 336-316-2473.