Black History Event: The Great Debaters

February 20, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Tuesday, February 20 at 7pm in the Auditorium at Terwilliger Plaza.  Park and come in sign in as my guest and get directions to the Auditorium

Set in 1935, this docudrama follows a debate team at Wright College, an all-Black college in Texas. James Farmer Jr., founder of CORE, was a 14-year-old member of the debate team. The film captures this little-known piece of history in a wonderful way!

Starring: Denzel Washington, Forrest Wittaker, & Denzel Wittaker

Questions? Contact Renee Stringham at ext. 7557

DISCLAIMER: There is one graphic scene of lynching. When watching on 1981 it is recommended to watch with a friend.