**RTP**Breaking the basketball color barrier

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When you watch a basketball game today, you may never guess that just a few decades ago African-Americans were virtually shut out of the NCAA and the NBA. ‘Black Magic’, a two-part documentary series, chronicles the racism and struggle for equality experienced by African-American basketball players and coaches both on and off the courts during the civil rights era. Dan Klores is the award-winning filmmaker behind the project.

Dan Klores talks about ‘Black Magic’, a film about developing your own ways to assimilate when you’re in a society that excludes you from the mainstream.