Quick Flix: The Great Debaters

Multi-award winning actor Denzel Washington stars as Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas, in a film called The Great Debaters, based on a true life story. In the film Denzel Washington (Melvin B. Tolson) inspires his students to form the school’s first debate team, leading to 3 of the team’s members, Jurnee Smollett (Samantha), Nate Parker (Henry Low) and Denzel Whitaker (James Farmer Jr), to go on and challenge, a then-predominately white school, Harvard University for the national championship in 1935. Both inspiring and enlightening this film will leave you giving standing ovations, Washington, Smollett, Parker and Whitaker owned that movie! I went through so many different emotions whilst watching, I got sad, happy, angry; there are a lot of pivotal moments in The Great Debaters.

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