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African Heritage Movie Night: The Great Debaters

February 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
| Cafeteria, 199 Chambers St. | Room S-242

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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.

See the complete list of African Heritage Month events.


February 7
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Cafeteria, 199 Chambers St.
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007 United States

Room S-242