Jessica and Sandy

On April 8-9, Fastest Man in the State will screen at the Whitney Museum as part of its Biennial Program. Co-directed by Kevin Everson and Claudrena Harold, Fastest Man in the State tells the story of a pioneering group of African Americans who integrated the University of Virginia’s athletic program during the 1970s. Much of the film centers on the experiences of Kent Merritt and Harrison Davis. Through scripted training exercises and drills, the film celebrates the visual beauty of athletic competition.