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Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation

by Steve Luxenberg,
The Florida Courier, February 15, 2019

On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy, a 29-year-old light-skinned shoemaker, whose family tree contained no enslaved person since 1779, boarded the East Louisiana Railway, and sat in the Whites-only car.

 

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