Plessy v. Ferguson Today

The duBois Institute hosted a conference marking the 100th anniversary of the Plessy v. Ferguson U.S. Supreme Court decision which was… read more

The duBois Institute hosted a conference marking the 100th anniversary of the Plessy v. Ferguson U.S. Supreme Court decision which was argued in April 1896. The case dealt with the constitutionality of a Louisiana law which required railroads to provide equal but separate accommodations for whites and blacks. The “separate but equal” ruling governed discrimination cases until the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. In this session, panelists from a variety of disciplines discussed the current ramifications of Plessy v. Ferguson. close

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Plessy v. Ferguson Today

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Program ID:
71360-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Apr 20, 1996
Last Aired:
Aug 14, 1996

Airing Details

  • Apr 20, 1996 | 4:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 22, 1996 | 9:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 23, 1996 | 3:42am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 13, 1996 | 3:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 14, 1996 | 8:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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