Book Discussion on Plessy v. Ferguson

Justice Thomas spoke to the annual meeting of the Supreme Court Historical Society. In his remarks, he talked about the 1896 Plessy v.… read more

Justice Thomas spoke to the annual meeting of the Supreme Court Historical Society. In his remarks, he talked about the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson case, in which the court created the notion of “separate but equal” facilities for blacks and whites. Justice Thomas noted that the anniversary of the decision has passed without much notice, just as it had when the original decision was handed down when there was “virtually no editorial comment aside from the Negro press.” He detailed the particulars of the case and the reasoning behind the Court’s decision. close

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Book Discussion on Plessy v. Ferguson

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Program ID:
86713-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 14, 1997
Last Aired:
Apr 17, 2004

Airing Details

  • Jun 14, 1997 | 7:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 15, 1997 | 2:08am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 15, 1997 | 8:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2001 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 18, 2001 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 20, 2001 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 17, 2003 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 17, 2003 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 19, 2003 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 19, 2003 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 15, 2004 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 17, 2004 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 17, 2004 | 8:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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