Separate But Equal (1991)




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Based on the ground-breaking Brown vs. the Board of Education case, the made-for-television Separate But Equal follows a young Thurgood Marshall (Sidney Poitier) as a lawyer who argues the racially-charged lawsuit before the Supreme Court. When the black students of Clarendon County, South Carolina are denied their request for a single schoolbus, a bitter and courages battle for justice and equality begins. The NAACP lawyer's desparate fight for the civil rights that didn't come with the outlaw … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: George Stevens Jr.
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On DVD: May 6, 2014
Republic Pictures Home Video

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as Thurgood Marshall

as John W. Davis

as Earl Warren

as Waties Waring

as Buster

as Governor Byrnes

as Reverend Delaine

as Dr. Clark

as Mr. Briggs

as Justice Frankfurter

as Jack Greenberg

as Briggs Jr.

as Judge Parker

as Justice Jackson

as Charles L. Black, J...

as Oliver Hill

as Mrs. Elizabeth Avery...

as Justice Hugo Black

as Harold Boulware

as David Krech

as Artis Patterson

as William Coleman
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A Hollywood big screen version would have cut out too many details, so the miniseries format is ideal in letting this piece of history unfold.

Full Review… | March 1, 2004
Apollo Guide

Traces the events leading up to the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education

Full Review… | July 20, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

August 5, 2005

April 7, 2005
Los Angeles CityBeat

January 23, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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