The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

  • Released: 2007
    • Length: 02:06:55
    • Plays: ???
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Marshall, Texas is home to Wiley College. In 1935, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between students from white and Negro colleges. The team of four, which includes a female student and a very young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and near riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience.

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