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The descendants of American Modernist poet Melvin Tolson claim they never gave MGM Distribution, Harpo Films or The Weinstein Company permission to use Tolson’s name and likeness in the 2007 film “The Great Debaters.”

SHREVEPORT, La. – The descendants of American Modernist poet Melvin Tolson claim they never gave MGM Distribution, Harpo Films or The Weinstein Company permission to use Tolson’s name and likeness in the 2007 film “The Great Debaters.”

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