This 1969 documentary by legendary film director Brian De Palma highlights the state-sponsored discrimination faced by African Americans in the 1960s and the relentless work by LDF’s staff and cooperating attorneys to establish legal and social precedent while bridging the gap between hard-earned legal victories and implementation of the law by public authorities. As LDF’s then Director-Counsel Jack Greenberg wryly observed, “Unless a lawyer does it, it doesn’t get done!”

To Bridge This Gap

Directors: Ken Burrows and Brian De Palma.