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African Heritage Movie Night: The Great Debaters
Celebrate African Heritage Month 2020 by going to the movies! Come and see movies that demonstrate examples of empowerment.
This evening’s films will be: The Great Debaters
Poet and professor Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) teaches at the predominately black Wiley College in 1935 Texas. He decides to start a debate team, something nearly unheard of at a black college. While at first he butts heads with the influential father (Forest Whitaker) of one of his best debators, eventually he is able to form a team of strong-minded, intelligent young students, and they become the first black debate team to challenge Harvard’s prestigious debate champions.
Refreshments will be served and there will be a discussion about the movies shown.
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