Separate But Equal (1991)

04/07/1991 (US) HistoryTV MovieDrama 3h 6m


A dramatization of the American court case that destroyed the legal validity of racial segregation. One of the most pivotal moments in 20th century American history is bracingly dramatized in Separate but Equal. In telling the detailed story of the Supreme Court's 1953 decision to abolish racial segregation in schools, this superb 1991 TV movie covers a broad spectrum of issues, never taking its "eyes off the prize" while its first-rate cast conveys the importance of the Supreme Court's ultimately unanimous decision.

  1. George Stevens Jr.

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Sidney Poitier

    Sidney Poitier

    Thurgood Marshall

  2. Burt Lancaster

    Burt Lancaster

    John W. Davis

  3. Richard Kiley

    Richard Kiley

    Chief Justice Earl Warren

  4. Cleavon Little

    Cleavon Little

    Robert L. 'Bob' Carter

  5. Gloria Foster

    Gloria Foster

    Vivian 'Buster' Marshall

  6. John McMartin

    John McMartin

    Governor James F. Byrnes

Full Cast & Crew

Separate But Equal
Separate But Equal

Status Released

Original Language English

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