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It built up the suspense for what James had to say about his team and what they had to go through to get where they are now. Though many of the rides ended in violence, James played an important role in taking a stand against the racial discrimination in the south.

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Wearing overalls and work boots, he ventures out incognito as an organizer for a national sharecropper's union. It is a dark setting except for where James is speaking. So it does. James finds Tolson at a union meeting; white men arrive with sticks and farm tools, chasing the farmers away, and Tolson leads James to safety. We get a good sense of the nurturing black community that has produced these students, in particular James Farmer Sr. The team was not able to compete with white schools at first and was not respected by fellow debaters because of their race. Since he has a long resume of previous movies that he has acted in, he conducts his work from his experience and his natural talent. Subscribe User Reviews. It is more about how its members, its coach, its school and community believe that an education is their best way out of the morass of racism and discrimination. Both situations required sacrifice, to put forward the greater cause that each were fighting for and this left an example to their peers of how not submit to the evil that the world presents but to fight and conquer what lies ahead. Although the movie barely touches on it, Tolson published long poems in such magazines as the Atlantic Monthly and in was actually named poet laureate of Liberia. It also cuts away to James' family as they are at home gathered around the radio, and for the first time James' father shows a slightly puzzled but proud look as he is surprised by what his son is saying.

Both situations required sacrifice, to put forward the greater cause that each were fighting for and this left an example to their peers of how not submit to the evil that the world presents but to fight and conquer what lies ahead. Sadly, he was later arrested in August with charges of disturbing the peace.

Great debators

Most importantly it showed Mr. Although the movie barely touches on it, Tolson published long poems in such magazines as the Atlantic Monthly and in was actually named poet laureate of Liberia. In the Land of Jim Crow Growing Up Segregated clip During the time that the Wiley College debate team was going country wide with their debates the [ Crow Laws ] were in affect that lasted from and mandated racial segregation in public facilities in the southern states.

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A sex scene is brief and romantic no graphic images. He got a job at [ University ] which is a historic black college in Pennsylvania. The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

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