The Great Debaters Starring Denzel Washington

If you did not see the movie, the DVD is available.

The Great Debaters, a movie about a famous, yet little known debate team from small Wiley college in
Texas, was an inspiring movie. The central focus of the movie was about students from the African American College who defeated Harvard University’s debate team in 1935. Later the debate team  went on to defeat the University of Southern California to win the National title in 1935. The Movie focused on the debaters most
notably James Farmer, Jr., who went on to be a significant figure in the Civil Rights movement in the south.

Facing touch and demeaning Jim Crow laws in Texas, Wiley College overcame significant prejudice to rise
to one of the Premier debate teams in the country. The Wiley debate team and a winning streak of ten years.

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