SAAACAM Black History Film Series: "The Great Debaters"

When: Fri., Nov. 12, 7 p.m.

Based on a true story, the plot revolves around the efforts of debate coach Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) at Wiley College, a historically black college related to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (now The United Methodist Church), to place his team on equal footing with whites in the American South during the 1930s, when Jim Crow laws were common and lynch mobs were a fear for blacks. The fictional Wiley team eventually succeeds to the point where they are able to debate Harvard University (real life, Stanford University). This event is free, but registration is required.

Price: Free

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