Separate But Equal

Fifty years ago black and white Americans led very separate lives - separate water fountains, separate restaurants, separate restrooms, separate schools - even the cemeteries were segregated. "Separate but equal" was the law of the land.
Tony Phillips travels to the Deep South, to Summerton in South Carolina where in 1947 a preacher and a small group of African Americans initiated the most significant civil rights case in American history.

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Fifty years ago black and white Americans led very separate lives - separate water fountains, separate restaurants, separate restrooms, separate schools - even the cemeteries were segregated. "Separate but equal" was the law of the land.

Tony Phillips travels to the Deep South, to Summerton in South Carolina where in 1947 a preacher and a small group of African Americans initiated the most significant civil rights case in American history.

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Fifty years ago, Black and white Americans led very separate lives. There were separate water fountains, separate restaurants, separate restrooms, separate schools, even the cemeteries were segregated. 'Separate but equal' was the law of the land.

Tony Phillips travels to the Deep South, to Summerton in South Carolina, where in 1947 a preacher and a small group of African Americans initiated the most significant civil rights case in American history.