Thursday, 8 September 2011

...Great Debate

"Debate is combat -
but your weapons are words"

- Melvin B Tolson

This quote is taken from the inspirational film - The Great Debaters - based on the true story of the African American Wiley College Debate Team, their coach Melvin B Tolson and his determination to bring them to the debating platform as equals with white people in the American South during the 1930s - when Jim Crow laws were common and lynch mobs were a pervasive fear for African American people. It's a heart-warming Sunday afternoon film! You can view the 2 minute trailer here.