Supreme Court Landmark Case Plessy v. Ferguson

Law Professors Ted Shaw and Michael Klarman talked about the Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, which came about after Homer Plessy, an African American man, was… read more

Supreme Court Landmark Case Plessy v. Ferguson Law Professors Ted Shaw and Michael Klarman talked about the Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson, which came about after Homer Plessy, an African American man, was arrested in New Orleans for taking a seat reserved for whites on a train. The Court’s 7-1 decision established the “separate but equal” doctrine. The guests also responded to viewer phone calls and social media comments. Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson, descendants of the plaintiff and defendant in the case and the co-founders of the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation, also took part the program. Ms. Ferguson was interviewed live from New Orleans. A clip was shown of Mr. Plessy’s visit to the site where his ancestor was arrested for refusing to leave the “whites-only” train car. close

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Supreme Court Landmark Case Plessy v. Ferguson

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440867-1
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C-SPAN Specials
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 16, 2018 | 1:46pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Mar 24, 2018 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Mar 16, 2018 | 1:46pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Mar 19, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 19, 2018 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Mar 20, 2018 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 24, 2018 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 24, 2018 | 7:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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