Movie Trailer for The Great Debaters (2007) starring Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest Whitaker, John Heard directed by Denzel Washington Movie Review

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Trailer for The Great Debaters

As English Professor at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas Melvin Tolson (Denzel Washington - American Gangster) hand picks his debate team with plans of not just turning them into the best black debate team but an equal team to those at white colleges and universities. Leading them on a winning year Melvin writes to the big Universities to try and get his team an opportunity to compete with the best white team, especially debating champions Harvard. But not only is there racial tension to contend with as lynch mobs and segregation are the norm but Tolson's out of school activities as he tries to unite the farmers causes issues for those in the team and their families. ... Read Review