"Great Debaters" Movie Night
In recognition of Black History Month
"The Great Debaters" (2007)
When the nation was in need,
he inspired them to give us hope.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Carnegie Room | Lower Level | St. Thomas Public Library
A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.
Watch the Movie Trailer
Run Time: 126 minutes
Directed By: Denzel Washington
Produced By: Oprah Winfrey
Starring: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise
Rated: PG-13 for depiction of strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, and for language and brief sexuality.