Racial unrest and violence was destroying Birmingham, Alabama. Desegregation mandates brought many new students to Woodlawn High School. Tony Nathan is one of those who joined the 1973 Woodlawn student body. A talented football player Tony experiences firsthand the unrest that is erupting across the city.
When a sports counselor requests time to meet with football team amazing and miraculous changes are about to begin in Alabama and especially in Birmingham. A message of love rather than hate, of forgiveness affects a change that spread across a hurting city.
This is a powerful and moving movie. It is amazing how much time has passed since this movie was set and yet we are still struggling with many of these same issues. It is sad that we learn so little from the mistakes of the past and are so quick to deny what can bring change and healing.
We all have a purpose, a gift
and we need to live ours.
What is your God-given gift?
I was given access to an advance pre-release viewing of this movie in exchange for my review.