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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- Cash, James Professor Harvard University->Business
- Gray, William Herbert III Special Adviser (Former) White House->Haiti
- Holland, Robert Chief Executive Officer Ben and Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
- Kozol, Jonathan Author
- Lightfoot, Sara Lawrence Professor Harvard University->Education Department
- McKinney, Cynthia U.S. Representative [D] Georgia
- Ogletree, Charles J. Jr. Professor Harvard University->Law School
- Parsons, Richard D. President Time Warner, Inc.
- Procope, Ernesta President E.G. Bowman Company
- Walters, Ronald W. Professor University of Maryland, College Park->African-American Studies
- Wilkens, David Professor Harvard University->Law
- Willie, Charles Professor Harvard University->Graduate School of Education
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