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1.2.09, 7:10 AM
Denzel Washington stars in and directed this film, which is 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. It is a great portrayal of the issues African American students faced in the 1930's. Good story, great acting. Forest Whitaker is also in the cast.