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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Watch the movie 'The Great Debaters,' then join a conversation about diversity

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Nov. 8, 2018 - Watch the movie 'The Great Debaters' on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Main Library,  then join a conversation about diversity, unity and inclusion.

"The Great Debaters" is the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor who formed a debate team at a small, African American college in the 1930s. That team went on to beat Harvard in the national debate championships. 

For more about the movie watch the trailer. 

The Citizens' Unity Commission and the Hampton Public Library partner for Movie Talks, a quarterly opportunity for residents to engage in conversations about diversity, unity, and inclusion through movie viewings. These events create an opportunity to build new relationships, increase understanding of others, and promote mutual respect. 

The movie is free but space is limited. RSVP by calling 757-727-8311. Free popcorn and soft drinks will be provided. 

Watch the trailer
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