The West Wing

Season 5 Episode 17

The Supremes

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 24, 2004 on NBC

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    • Josh : I want more than bright. If we had a bench full of moderates in '54, Separate but Equal would still be on the books, this place would still have two sets of drinking fountains.

      Separate but equal was a policy adopted into law throughout the U.S. Southern states during segregation, stating that African-Americans would receive the same services (schools, hospitals,drinking fountains, bathrooms, etc.), as white Americans, but that there would be different facilities for each race. The facilites were actually unequal, as blacks received poorer facilities than whites did. In 1954, thanks to Brown v The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, the Supreme Court outlawed the practice and required all education facilities to be integrated.

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