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October 01st 2012:The Decendents: Plessy AND Ferguson

The courageous act of civil disobedience by Homer Plessy sparked the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold separate-but-equal laws. Judge John Ferguson won his case. Plessy VS Ferguson set in motion another low point in our history. But, where are some of the descendants of Plessy VS Ferguson today? What would happen if they actually met? Would they charter a new legacy of racial healing, or would past history still seal their separate ways? Every school teaches about Plessy VS Ferguson, and well they should. But, the history books seem to stop at the chapter about being against one ano

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Plessy and Ferguson Foundation

All are founders of The Plessy and Ferguson Foundation and natives of New Orleans: Keith M. Plessy is a bellman at The Marriott hotel. He graduated from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. A gifted artist, he has painted hundreds of civil rights portraits. Foundation president, Keith tirelessly reaches out to the community. Phoebe Ferguson, after graduating from NYU, returned home to make “Member of the Club”, a film about the rise of New Orleans' Black middle class. She works at the Foundation and shares the importance of documenting stories, the past, and legacy. Keith Weldon Medley is author of “We as Freemen – Plessy v. Ferguson”, and is a recipient of Louisiana Endowment for th
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