HARTFORD - Some of the brightest young minds from two of the most prestigious universities will face off Tuesday March 31st, 2015 when the State Conference NAACP hosts its Great Debate.
The event will be held at 10 a.m. at The First Cathedral 1151 Blue Hills Ave. Bloomfield, CT. Students from Harvard and Howard Universities will debate topics related to education and judicial reform. The moderator for this year's forum will be Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, who has spent 30 years in public service, beginning as a Tolland Board of Education member.
The NAACP Great Debate is inspired by the 2007 movie "The Great Debaters", starring Denzel Washington.
"We are excited to host the Great Debate for the seventh year," NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile said. "The community support continues to be overwhelming, we have over 3000 people attending this years event, including students from more than 60 High Schools from across the State of Connecticut. Many of which have been inspired to establish debate teams at their schools as a direct result of this annual event."