The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

Title : The Great Debaters
Release : 2007 2019-03-06T05:08:59Z
Rating : 7.6 10 9004
Language : English
Runtime : 126
Genre : Action,Biography,Drama
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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.

Director By:
Denzel Washington
Writer By:

Robert Eisele (screenplay), Robert Eisele (story), Jeffrey Porro (story), Tony Scherman (inspired by the American Legacy article)

Actors By:
Denzel Washington , Nate Parker , Jurnee Smollett-Bell , Denzel Whitaker