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Separate but Equal


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Concluding episode of a two-part drama about a momentous civil rights struggle, an Emmy Award winner for "outstanding drama" in 1991. Set in South Carolina in the early 1950s, it takes as its starting point the concept that racial segregation, officially outlawed for a century, is acceptable as long as white and black facilities are "equal". But facilities are of course far from equal, particularly in the schools. The people of Clarendon County decide to challenge the state of South Carolina in court.
Starring Sidney Poitier Burt Lancaster
1952: the brilliant young lawyer Thurgood Marshall , a leading civil rights attorney, has taken five school segregation cases to the Supreme Court. Arguing on behalf of the state is the experienced John W Davis. With the Justices divided, a stalemate ensues. Fate intervenes with the death of the Chief Justice, and the appointment of California's Earl Warren begins an era of momentous change.
Director George Stevens Jr


Unknown: Sidney Poitier
Unknown: Burt Lancaster
Unknown: Thurgood Marshall
Unknown: John W Davis.
Unknown: Earl Warren
Director: George Stevens Jr
Thurgood Marshall: Sidney Poitier
John W Davis: Burt Lancaster
Earl Warren: Richard Kiley
Robert Carter: Cleavon Little
Justice Frankfurter: Mike Nussbaum
Buster Marshall: Gloria Foster
Gladys Hampton: Cheryllynn Bruce
J A DeLaine: Ed Hall
Harry Briggs Sr: Tommy Hollis
Artis Patterson: Samuele Wright

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