The Great Debaters is a drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College, a historically black college located in Marshall, Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. This event is free and open to the Samford community. Refreshments will be served. Two convocation credits are available for undergraduate students.