Separate but Equal

Separate but Equal

DVD - 2014
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This made-for TV movie dramatizes the events leading to the landmark Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Paramount Pictures, ©2014
Edition: Full screen ed
Description: 1 videodisc (193 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781415777558
Branch Call Number: DVD Sepa


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Nov 10, 2017

This 3 hour 11 minute docu-drama, adapted from a TV mini-series, offers a gripping performance by Sidney Poitier as the NAACP lawyer, Thurgood Marshall, attempting to overthrow the "separate but equal" amendment of the U.S. constitution. He is opposed by actor Burt Lancaster in the role of defence lawyer John W. Davis. Sixty-five years later the protests by "Black Lives Matter" indicate that the roots of racial discrimination and its harms are still with us - and make this movie worthwhile viewing.

Sep 22, 2017

Excellent movie!!!! Sidney Poiter adds so much dignity and grace to ugly issues. I remember his performance in In The Heat of the Night. This movie should be a requirement for elementary & junior high school students.

Jun 11, 2017

I liked this DVD. It is good for all ages. It is about a poor community deep south in USA that is requesting bus service to the school of their kids. When the school board refused their request, they consulted the lawyer and took it to court. The actors presented the story with some quality acting. It reminds us to treat all people with respect and equality.

RobertLR May 06, 2013

Good movie, a must for those who study American history or constitutional law.


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Mar 19, 2012

The year is 1950... and America is divided between black and white. Schools, restaurants, trains and buses... even drinking fountains cannot be shared by both races. Although slavery has been outlawed for nearly a century, segregation is legal. But white and Negro facilities are separate and unequal... and the tension has reached a breaking point for the blacks of Clarendon County, South Carolina. When their request for a single school bus is denied by white school officials, a bitter, violent and courageous battle for justice and equality begins... putting black against white and friend against neighbor all across the country.
Sidney Poitier, Burt Lancaster, Richard Kiley.

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