With All Deliberate Speed


1h 30m 2004

Brief Synopsis

While the Supreme Court's historic ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education case struck down the concept of separate but equal as it had been used to justify segregation in American schools, it did not end discrimination. Documentary looks at how many school districts continued to underfinance sch

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Camera Planet/Discovery Docs

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

While the Supreme Court's historic ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education case struck down the concept of separate but equal as it had been used to justify segregation in American schools, it did not end discrimination. Documentary looks at how many school districts continued to underfinance schools in towns and neighborhoods with large African-American populations, perpetuating a two-tiered system of education. Film illustrates this history of discrimination via a series of dramatic readings of important documents and speeches in the case, performed by celebrities--Alicia Keys, Mekhi Phifer, Joe Morton, Terry Kinney and Larenz Tate. Newsreel clips are also used to illustrate the historical background from initial complaints filed in Virginia and South Carolina to Thurgood Marshall's argument before the Supreme Court.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
NR
Genre
Documentary
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Camera Planet/Discovery Docs

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 2005 Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Limited Release in United States May 14, 2004

Released in United States May 2004

Released in United States Spring May 14, 2004

Shown at the Tribeca Film Festival May 1-9, 2004.

Released in United States May 2004 (Shown at the Tribeca Film Festival May 1-9, 2004.)

Limited Release in United States May 14, 2004

Released in United States Spring May 14, 2004