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The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

When the nation was in need, he inspired them to give us hope.Dec. 27, 2007USA126 Min.PG-13
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Marshall, Texas, described with the aid of James Farmer, Jr. As “the closing town to give up after the Civil War,” is domestic to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, stimulated by using the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine paintings as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate crew to a almost-undefeated season that sees the first debate among U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invite to face Harvard University’s national champions. The team of four, which incorporates a girl pupil and a completely young James Farmer, is tested in a crucible heated by using Jim Crow, sexism, a lynch mob, an arrest and close to riot, a love affair, jealousy, and a national radio audience. tt0427309

The Great Debaters
The Great Debaters
Original title The Great Debaters
IMDb Rating 7.5 54,822 votes
TMDb Rating 7.2 336 votes

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Denzel Washington isMelvin B. Tolson
Melvin B. Tolson
Nate Parker isHenry Lowe
Henry Lowe
Forest Whitaker isDr. James Farmer Sr.
Dr. James Farmer Sr.
Denzel Whitaker isJames Farmer Jr.
James Farmer Jr.
Kimberly Elise isPearl Farmer
Pearl Farmer
Jermaine Williams isHamilton Burgess
Hamilton Burgess
Gina Ravera isRuth Tolson
Ruth Tolson
John Heard isSheriff Dozier
Sheriff Dozier
Devyn A. Tyler isHelen Farmer
Helen Farmer
Trenton McClain Boyd isNathaniel Farmer
Nathaniel Farmer

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