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Many times, mentors do not receive the recognition they deserve. Every once in a while, though, the spotlight shines on someone truly worthy and provides the world a glimpse of what makes this person so special.

Such is the case with The Great Debaters, a movie showing here in Ruston and across the country that tells the story of Melvin Tolson and his Wiley College debate team.

In the movie, Denzel Washington stars as Tolson, a poet, professor and politician who mentored many young adults beginning in the 1930s.

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