When we are in 100% control of our images and our story then something magical can happen. The day following Christmas, I took 16 of of my relatives, friends our combined 8 teenagers to see this movie. Black people have been some of the most eloquent and articulate orators through out history, from Paul Robeson and Josephine Baker to Martin Luther King and Johnny Cochran, yet my kids come home telling me that they are sometimes critized by other black and white kids for talking white. Its one thing for others to judge us by a verb splitting sterotype and even worse when we negatively judge ourselves. I hope Denzel's "Great Debaters" sets the record straight on a number of issue. It is truly and excellent movie.