Separate But Equal

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Separate But Equal is a 1991 American two-part television miniseries depicting the landmark Supreme Court desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education, based on the phrase "Separate but equal". The film stars Sidney Poitier as lead NAACP attorney... read more

Separate But Equal is a 1991 American two-part television miniseries depicting the landmark Supreme Court desegregation case Brown v. Board of Education, based on the phrase "Separate but equal". The film stars Sidney Poitier as lead NAACP attorney Thurgood Marshall, Richard Kiley as Chief Justice Earl Warren, Burt Lancaster as lawyer John W. Davis, Cleavon Little as lawyer and judge Robert L. Carter, and Lynne Thigpen as Ruth Alice Stovall. In 1991, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences rewarded the film Outstanding Miniseries award.

Original Release

04/07/1991 on ABC

US Release

04/07/1991

Cast

Tom Aldredge Justice Hugo Black
Sidney Poitier Thurgood Marshall
Richard Kiley Chief Justice Earl Warren
Burt Lancaster John W. Davis
Lynne Thigpen Ruth Alice Stovall
Gloria Foster Vivian 'Buster' Marshall
John McMartin Governor James F. Byrnes
Graham Beckel Josiah C. Tulley
Albert Hall Oliver Hill
Damien Leake Dr. Kenneth Clark
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Separate But Equal: Part One Sunday, 07 April 1991
2 Separate But Equal: Part Two Monday, 08 April 1991

Cast

Tom Aldredge Justice Hugo Black
Sidney Poitier Thurgood Marshall
Richard Kiley Chief Justice Earl Warren
Burt Lancaster John W. Davis
Lynne Thigpen Ruth Alice Stovall
Gloria Foster Vivian 'Buster' Marshall
John McMartin Governor James F. Byrnes
Graham Beckel Josiah C. Tulley
Albert Hall Oliver Hill
Damien Leake Dr. Kenneth Clark
Tommy Hollis Harry Briggs Sr.
Cleavon Little Robert L. 'Bob' Carter
Mike Nussbaum Justice Felix Frankfurter
John Rothman Jack Greenberg
Cheryl Lynn Bruce Gladys Hampton
Macon McCalman W.B. Springer
Hallie Foote Julia Davis
Henderson Forsythe Justice Robert Jackson
E. Katherine Kerr Mrs. Elizabeth Avery Waring
Randle Mell Charles L. Black Jr.

Producers

George Stevens Jr. Executive Producer
Stan Margulies Executive Producer
Ted Swanson Producer
Joel Segal Producer

Editors

John W. Wheeler

1992 Golden Globe Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1991 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Casting for a Miniseries or a Special Won
1991 Emmy Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special and Miniseries Won
1991 Emmy Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Single Camera Production Nominated
1991 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1991 Emmy Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
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