Guts, Glory, Greatness: Inspiring Stories – 1280 Words


1280 WordsFeb 16, 20185 Pages

The inspiring story turned motion picture depicts the story of a high school women’s basketball coach that gets hired as the coach at Texas Western where Coach Don Haskins recruits seven African-American players based on their skill level not the pigment of their skin. Throughout the movie Glory Road Coach Don Haskins’, men’s basketball coach at Texas Western, tone changes from being a critic to a supporting coach with a team that was of mixed races. Coach Haskins shows character traits of a few great people from the civil rights era including Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Maya Angelou. Although Haskins is like some great contributors during the Civil Rights Movement time that doesn’t mean that he is like all great persons because the Texas Western basketball coach is not like Malcolm X because he does not chose to use violence even when provoked unlike Malcolm X who has no problem with violence being used to achieve a common goal.
Although many people may believe that Martin Luther King Jr.’s non-violent leadership style is not as effective as a violent leadership style, but King accomplished numerous things in relationship to the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted for there to be a day that it didn’t matter the color of one’s skin but what was on the inside. “I have a dream that one day that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” (King


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