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With All Deliberate Speed

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Released to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling of 1954, this documentary examines, via newsreel footage and interviews, the contentious historical events that led to the landmark decision. It also looks at the ways in which many Americans fought to oppose the end of racial segregation, and at integration's messy aftermath. The film includes narration by many well-known African-American actors, such as Joe Morton.


Director: Peter Gilbert

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Discovery Docs

With All Deliberate Speed (2004)

Release Date: May 14th, 2004|1 hr. 50 min.

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  • Feeling very much like it is meant to educate students who don't understand the ruling's relevance, "Speed" doesn't boast much in the way of innovative storytelling. What it does offer is a story that still badly needs to be told. show more

  • All too ironically titled as it details in lethargic and sometimes convoluted fashion the stories of the many heroic and often unsung figures involved. show more

  • The film is at its most quietly powerful, though, when telling the story of a group of African-American high school kids who took their discontent to the highest court in the land. show more

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