No, this is not a file photo of Mansfield in the 1930s. It's one-block area of Texas street around the courthouse square that has been transformed into Marshall, Texas, for the 1930s backdrop for "The Great Debaters" in production this week.
Friday, June 01, 2007
'The Great Debaters' in Mansfield
Times reporter Vickie Welborn lives in Mansfield, where “The Great Debaters” is being shot. The movie about a 1930s debate team from Marshall, Texas, is being directing by Denzel Washington, and it stars Forest Whitaker. Welborn’s following the happenings-on in downtown. Here are her pics and captions.