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Jim Ellis
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Length: 11:53

WSIU's Jak Tichenor talks with Philadelphia's legendary swim coach Jim Ellis, who founded the city's first African American swimming team in one of the city's toughest neighborhoods. Ellis, who visited SIUC during Black History Month in 2009, explains how his approach to competition sports helps build character and encourages young people to pursue rewarding personal and professional lives. Ellis' life story was recently turned into a major motion picture called Pride, starring Terrence Howard and the late Bernie Mac.

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Link To video segment: Episode: 425