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The Great Debaters

6 Ratings: 3.0
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The Great Debaters is a 2007 American biopic period drama film directed by and starring two-time Academy Award winner Denzel Washington[1] and produced by Oprah Winfrey and her production … see full wiki

3 reviews about The Great Debaters
review by . June 22, 2010
A valuable history lesson that underscores how far our nation has come since 1935. The film depicts the ugliness and viciousness of southern racism and the extreme poverty of the agrarian South during the Depression. It also shows how much African Americans valued education and yearned for equality. While the debaters from Wiley College were always seen arguing in favor of civil rights, they did so with eloquent and cogent arguments that serve well to educate today's viewers with an understanding …
Quick Tip by . June 11, 2010
Awesome book and history, Good read.
review by . December 19, 2008
DVD
It is 1935, and at a small Negro college in Texas, Professor Tolson (Denzel Washington) is coaching the debate team. Its members include a sweet, pretty girl, a ladies' man, and a 14-year old whiz-kid. The students blossom under Tolson's leadership, but his extra-curricular activities may be a problem; at night he is secretly unionizing the share croppers, and the sheriff doesn't like it one bit.     I never expected a movie about a debate team to be intense, scary, or exhilarating, …
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