1/19/09

Watch a movie for Martin

I'd like to suggest an idea to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. on his Day, or maybe later this month. Rent the 2007 movie "The Great Debaters," staring Denzel Washington as the coach of the 1935 debate team for Wiley College, a Methodist black college in Marshall, Texas. It's based on the true story of a few students and their phenomenal success, while also demonstrating the racial bigotry, violence and fear of the times. Still, the story is inspiring and leaves you feeling hopeful. Tricia and I watched it earlier this month and recommend it highly.

Please comment if you've seen it. -Steve