The Great Debaters: Marshall, Texas, described by James Farmer, Jr. as "the last city to surrender after the Civil War," is home to Wiley College, where, in 1935-36, inspired by the Harlem Renaissance and his clandestine work as a union organizer, Professor Melvin Tolson coaches the debate team to a nearly-undefeated season that sees the first debate between U.S. students from white and Negro colleges and ends with an invitation to face Harvard University's national champions. 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.
The Great Debaters (2007) Links
|= Low Quality||= Medium Quality||= High Quality|
Post a comment
Join the site, it's free!
I can't watch movies! Help!
Support the Site
dave7x7 : 4/10 corny and unbelievable. at least the first three were somewhat entertaining
cleverity : SAMO as a result of overexposure: Riding with Death.
carmen987654321 : I watched this movie on YouTube. I love it so much, I find it fascinating....
dave7x7 : i like the show but its getting super fake. i can tell the producers stick...