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