Everyone in Gallatin, Tennesse, and all the rest of the south in 1960’s, knew the rules. Blacks and whites don’t mix. Ever. Even though things like segregation were going on… blacks and whites don’t mix.
Everyone except for Eddie Sherlin and Bill Ligon, that is. Basketball, after all, doesn’t care about the color of the hand that bounces it. It just needs to be bounced.
They didn’t set out to make a difference in their town. They weren’t out to change things. But God used their relationship to not only affect them, but all of Gallatin.