Sunday, December 10, 2023

See “The Great Debaters” and talk about diversity at this free event

HAMPTON — The city’s public library and Citizen’s Unity Commission are hosting a a free movie event.

It’s open to the public, but pace is limited.

According to the city’s announcement, residents will watch “The Great Debaters,” a film based on a true story about a 1930’s African-American debate team starring Denzel Washington.

After the movie, attendees can participate in an interactive discussion about diversity. See the trailer below courtesy of Youtube.

Popcorn and soft drinks are also provided for free.

The Movie Talks event is at the Hampton Public Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd. on Monday at 6 p.m.

For more information or to RSVP, call 757-727-8311.

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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