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Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker starred in the 2007 biopic drama "The Great Debaters," directed by and starring Denzel Washington and produced by Oprah Winfrey through her production company Harpo Productions. The film is based on an article written by a debate team member from historically black Wiley College. The article argued the importance of giving blacks equal rights as whites in the American South circa the 1930.

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