Negroes In The Great Debaters

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One aspect I found in the movie that was inspiring is the way each character used their voice to express their beliefs. This movie made me realize that your voice is your most powerful tool. In the movie, a group of negroes went to different schools to debate on a variety of topics. In many aspects, the debates gave the negro’s a voice and enabled them to share their thoughts and beliefs about racial discrimination. Especially in times of racial discrimination, negroes were looked at as defenseless and inferior. For example, in The Great Debaters one black man was lynched by a mob of white people. During the final debate, James Farmer Jr. was able to use his memory of the man being lynched to support his argument. Not only did opening up
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