The plot of The Great Debaters revolves around the efforts of debate coach Melvin B. Tolson at a historically black Wiley College to place his team on equal footing with whites in the American South during the 1930s. The movie explores the social fabric of Texas during the Great Depression, for which as long as schools are segregated for whites and blacks, the quality of education will be vastly unequal.
This clip details the history of the 28th state of the United States, Texas, and includes several fun facts about it. The clip describes the Texan fight for independence from Mexico and how the state's unofficial motto, Don't Mess with Texas, was originally a slogan for an anti-litter campaign. It also includes details about the Texas economy and how much it contributes to the entire United States economy.