A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation.
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1991  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 12 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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Drama | History

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This was Burt Lancaster's final performance. On November 30, 1990, shortly after filming ended, he suffered a massive stroke and remained incapacitated for the final four years of his life. See more »

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When Thurgood sits down to dinner with Buster after she spent the day "running errands", he uses his fork and knife in the British/Bahamian manner, rather than how a native-raised American would use them. See more »

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References The Quiet Man (1952) See more »

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Excellent but complex
5 November 2000 | by VegitaSee all my reviews

Separate but Equal is a great movie depicting the tragedy of the time of racial segregation in schools and the steps which these men from the NAACP took to correct it. The movie has great acting and intense speech emotion but sinks into the wordiness and vocabulary which lawyers and judges use and leaves the audience scratching their heads or reading the dictionary. Nevertheless, the movie has great speeches and facts as well as events suitable in a history-documentary. Great movie to sit by and try to teach yourself to be a lawyer.


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7 April 1991 (USA) See more »

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Separate But Equal See more »

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