Together : an inspiring response to the "separate-but-equal" Supreme Court decision that divided America / Amy Nathan
Book | Paul Dry Books | 2021 | First Paul Dry Books edition.

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Edition
First Paul Dry Books edition.
Description
213 pages : illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables ; 23 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson were both born in New Orleans in 1957. Sixty-five years earlier, in 1892, a member of each of their families met in a Louisiana courtroom when Judge John Howard Ferguson found Homer Plessy guilty of breaking the law by sitting in a train car for white passengers. The case of Plessy v. Ferguson went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that "separate-but-equal" was constitutional, sparking decades of unjust laws and discriminatory attitudes. In Together, Amy Nathan threads the personal stories of Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson into the larger history of the Plessy v. Ferguson case, race relations, and civil rights movements in New Orleans and throughout the U.S. She tells the inspiring tale of how Keith and Phoebe came together to change the ending of the story that links their families in history. It's "a flip on the script," said Keith.
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9781589881488
1589881486
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