The racial discrimination portrayed in the film led students to talk about the current racial climate on BC’s campus.
In the late 1930s Lou Montgomery became BC’s first black athlete. Despite this marked stride towards progressive ideals, Montgomery faced adversity and prejudice at home and on the road. As a virtuous man, Montgomery took these unfair slights with equal parts grace and strength.
‘The Heights’ revisits BC’s long road to integration, profiling the University’s shift from an all-white institution to a more diverse community.