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The Tennessee State Museum hosts a wide range of FREE, fascinating events and educational programs throughout the year. Advance reservations are not required, unless indicated on the listing. For seated events, seats are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Screening is free, but registration through Eventbrite is recommend to secure your seat.
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 whom 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 on to receive Masters and Doctorates.
A panel discussion will follow with moderator, TSU alumnus and current Criminal Court Clerk of Davidson County in the Twentieth Judicial District, Howard Gentry (who also appears in the documentary), Film Director and MTSU Professor Tom Neff, and former Tigerbelle and Olympic Gold Medal winner Chandra Cheeseborough .
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