The Great Debaters
Based on a true story, set in 1935 Marshall, Texas, “The Great Debaters” stars Denzel Washington as the debate coach at an all Black college. Three amazingly talented newcomers play his team. Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions produced. This is one of those movies that has you really caring about all of the characters, and rooting for them the whole way. 1935 was a volatile time in our history. Racism was rampant, especially in the south. The debate team had a lot to overcome, and did so with strength and dignity. This is a wonderful movie, rich with history and positive messages. A must-see, especially for teens.