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|Named Person:||Charles Hamilton Houston|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William A Elwood; Mykola Kulish; Larry Adelman; Gary Weimberg; Lawrence Daressa; Steven A Jones; California Newsreel (Firm); University of Virginia.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
|Credits:||Senior producer, Larry Adelman ; edited by Gary Weinberg, Yasha Aginsky ; camera, Brad Shapiro ; music research, Darryl Cox ; post production facilites, San Francisco Production Group.|
|Performer(s):||Narrator, Steven Anthony Jones.|
|Description:||1 videocassette (56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.|
|Contents:||Prologue to Brown --
Plessy and the era of Jim Crow --
The man who would kill Jim Crow --
The strategy unfolds --
Final groundwork --
The road from Brown.
|Responsibility:||Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; a film from California Newsreel ; a presentation of the University of Virginia ; executive producer, William Elwood ; produced and directed by Mykola Kulish ; written by William Elwood, Larry Adelman, Gary Weimberg, Larry Daressa, Mykola Kulish.|
Houston targeted segregated education as the key to undermining the entire Jim Crow system. Interviews with his associates recount how Houston, eschewing the limelight himself, energized a generation of black jurists including future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall to wage the struggle against segregation. In a moving climax, the film recapitulates the arguments before the Court, Justice Warren's opinion striking down Plessy, and the jubilant reactions of black America.
- Houston, Charles Hamilton, -- 1895-1950.
- Discrimination in education -- Law and legislation -- United States.
- Segregation in education -- Law and legislation -- United States.
- African Americans -- Civil rights -- United States.
- African American lawyers -- Biography.
- Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
- African Americans -- Segregation.
- African Americans -- Legal status, laws, etc.
- Constitutional history -- United States.