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Separate But Equal 

A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation.
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1991  
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Sidney Poitier ...  Thurgood Marshall unknown episodes
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This film follows the true story of the NAACP court court challenge of racial school segregation in the Brown vs. Board of Education. This was the struggle would destroy the legal validity for racial segregation in general and prove to be the start and the first major victory of the civil rights movement. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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USA

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Release Date:

7 April 1991 (USA) See more »

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Separate But Equal See more »

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1.33 : 1
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In this film Sidney Poitier, who is 6'2" tall, plays Thurgood Marshall, who was over 6' tall. See more »

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Although he is not depicted that way in the movie, Rev. DeLaine wore glasses. See more »

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References The Quiet Man (1952) See more »

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This film should be shown in all schools!
14 July 2014 | by SylSee all my reviews

Sidney Poitier was the perfect actor to play Thurgood Marshall as an attorney for the NAACP in the fifties. Burt Lancaster gives a final performance but one of his best as legal legend, John W. Davis. The supporting cast is excellent. This mini series is about the legal process that can be long, tedious, and time consuming for years. This case starts off when a small town African American minister, teacher, and principal seeks a school bus for his students. When the superintendent blows off the request, the minister goes forward and seeks counsel. The minister and the plaintiffs experience hostility, threats, violence, and more hatred. This film has to be shown in schools to understand American history, a shameful chapter in history.


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