With All Deliberate Speed Poster

Release Date: May 14th, 2004

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2005

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

Production Co: Camera Planet

Distributors: Discovery Docs

Keywords: Judge, School, Sacrifice, Emotional, 1950s, Quest, Underdog, Passionate

Ratings & Reviews

view all
  • 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

  • The most valuable task of the film is to re-create the historic legal struggles that led to Brown, and to remember heroes who have been almost forgotten by history. 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com