Announcing a Glory Road Teaching Contest

November 22, 2013

El Paso, Texas – One of UTEP’s most important moments came on March 19, 1966, when the men’s basketball team beat Kentucky for the NCAA National Championship. But the victory’s significance extends beyond basketball. The fact that the Miner team started five black players against Kentucky’s all-white team thrust the game into the nation’s civil rights movement. The Miners’ story was immortalized in the 2006 motion picture Glory Road.

As part of UTEP’s Centennial Celebration, the Center for History Teaching & Learning invites recommendations for teaching this story and its significance in El Paso schools during 2014. We seek innovative and exciting strategies that will take this story to a new generation. Visit this web page for complete instructions and additional resources. The best ideas will be published by the Center and the creators will receive a UTEP Centennial Prize Pack.


Instructions and Submission Information

The Center for History Teaching & Learning