A Space for People of Color, By People of Color. Be Cool.
A Space for People of Color, By People of Color. Be Cool.
Illustration for article titled Todays Black History Fact (Feb. 6)

It's Melvin Tolson's birthday! He would've been 117 years old.

Tolson started the famous Wiley College Forensic Society, which defeated USC in debate in 1935. In 2007, he was played by Denzel Washington in The Great Debaters.

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