Who are the 3 main characters in The Great Debaters?
Who are the 3 main characters in the great debaters?
- Denzel Washington as Melvin B. Tolson.
- Forest Whitaker as James L. Farmer, Sr.
- Denzel Whitaker as James L.
- Nate Parker as Henry Lowe.
- Jurnee Smollett as Samantha Booke.
- Jermaine Williams as Hamilton Burgess.
- Gina Ravera as Ruth Tolson.
- John Heard as Sheriff Dozier.
What is the summary of The Great Debaters?
Poet and professor Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) teaches at the predominately black Wiley College in 1935 Texas. He decides to start a debate team, something nearly unheard of at a black college. While at first he butts heads with the influential father (Forest Whitaker) of one of his best debators, eventually he is able to form a team of strong-minded, intelligent young students, and they become the first black debate team to challenge Harvard’s prestigious debate champions.
The Great Debaters/Film synopsis
What is the greatest weakness of man The Great Debaters?
The greatest weakness of humanity is doubt.
What does Mr Tolson do to capture the attention of his students?
What does Mr. Tolson do to capture the attention of his students as he enters the classroom? He stands on a desk. You just studied 25 terms!
What happens in the movie The Great Debaters?
Several scenes in the movie show the suffering and fear that Africa Americans endured because of this separation. When James Jr., a Wiley College debate team member, and his family were traveling by car they accidently hit and killed a white man’s pig.
Who are the white characters in the Great Debaters?
The Harvard Debate team is shown as intelligent people but they are also portrayed as arrogant and self-centered. The only redeeming white character in the movie is the tour guide for the Wiley college debate team and his role is not long enough to actually show it.
Who are the three students on the debate team?
Three students, under the guidance of Professor Tolson, from a small college in Texas join the debate team, where they challenge and defeat both African American and white schools. During their journey the team witnesses the ugly results of both past and current events in America.