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Son of “Great Debater” coach Tolson a professor at Southern University

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“The Great Debaters” is based on a true story chronicling the life of Melvin Tolson as a debate coach at Wiley College (TX). Tolson’s son, Arthur Tolson, is a Southern University history professor.

“Indeed the Wiley College debaters were the predecessors of the civil rights movement as they paved the way for other African Americans to overcome the segregation and racial prejudices of the 1920s and 1930s,” Arthur said.

Arthur Tolson is a historymaker in his own right. He was the first black to attain a master’s degree in history from Oklahoma State University and a doctorate in history from the University of Oklahoma.

Read more at Black College Wire 


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  1. Dr. Tolson was a wonderful person as well as a great human being. I met him when I was a student at Southern University, in the History Department. I was a member of the Carter G Woodson Historical Society ( Black History Club) which he founded. We remained very good friends until his death. I received a Christmas Card from him just a few days ago, which he always stayed in touch through letters, always sending me clippings that he thought might interest me. RIP Doctor Tolson


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    • I just received an email from Mr Ken Tolson on the passing of Dr Arthur Tolson. I did not know the good Doctor but I was privileged to had telephonic ally communicated my brain child {Great Debaters International association (GIDA)} to Dr Melvin B Tolson jnr. The organization was inspired by Professor Melvin B Tolson snr documentary movie called “The Great Debaters”. I would like to pass my sincerely condolences to the Tolson family. My association would always be great full to the Tolson family, as I wrote this email my association has been awarded accreditation rights on a debating manual we had developed to honor Professor Melvin B Tolsn. The manual will be used to train debaters both in our country (South Africa), African continent and globally. The primary objective of the association its to revive debating globally and organize annual international high school debating championships using Tolson debating style we had named after Professor Tolson.

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