“You must do what has to be done first in order to do what you want to do.”

I finally finished the film, “The Great Debaters.”  Directed by Denzel Washington, the story-line was fast-pace for a slower time, introduced plot and characters well, and gave insight into the Jim Crow era without over-accentuating violence against blacks.  The film balanced well the cruelties faced by students of the first black colleges in America with the prevailing themes of courage, strength, determination and fortitude.  In other words, you got angry, but you also saw the light at the end of the tunnel.

My personal rating: Five stars.

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