Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story.
Debates and debating -- Texas -- Juvenile films.
Teacher-student relationships -- Juvenile films.
Texas -- Juvenile films.
Wiley College (Marshall, Tex.) -- Fiction -- Juvenile films.
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