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A Legacy That Burns Brightly
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TitleA Legacy That Burns Brightly
AbstractThe sons of debate coach and poet Melvin Tolson were in Kansas City to take part in the Debate-Kansas City's award ceremony. Tolson's story has recently been depicted in the movie, "The Great Debaters," starring Denzel Washington. Tolson graduated from Lincoln High School 90 years ago and wished to be remembered foremost as a poet. He died in 1966. This year's winner of the Melvin B. Tolson Award is Christopher Bernard of Northeast High School.
NotesTolson's biographer is Robert Farnsworth, professor emeritus at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
AuthorJoe Robertson
DateApril 25, 2008
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationVertical File: RAMOS--Tolson, Melvin
PageA1:2
SubjectPoets
Debates
Local SubjectTolson, Melvin B.
African Americans
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID218112
CONTENTdm number37783
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