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Separate But Equal (1991)
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Separate But Equal (1991)
Original name: Separate but Equal
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
TV show
Story: 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.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, clever, serious, captivating, realistic, talky, contemplative
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, racial segregation, civil rights, racism, interracial relations, legal, school, legal action, battles, life is a bitch, rebellion, injustice, fighting the system, discrimination, rivalry, society, opposites attract, law enforcement, legal investigation, lawsuit, idealism, courtroom drama, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: washington d.c., usa, south carolina, new york

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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
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Plot: racism, courtroom, civil rights, courtroom drama, legal, legal investigation, lawyer, justice, investigation, murder, assassination, racial violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
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Boycott (2001)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the historic boycott of public buses in the 1950s, led by civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, talky
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Time: 50s
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King (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 271 min.
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Story: A 1978 TV miniseries about the career of Martin Luther King Jr. from his days as a Baptist minister in Atlanta in the early '50s until his assassination in 1968.
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: civil rights, racism, american history, black man, liberation theology, politics, assassination, usa history, fighting the system, clergy, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: memphis, usa
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Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Inherit the Wind (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Time: 1920s
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Outlaw (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 251 min.
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Gideon's Trumpet (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 112 min.
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