Separate but Equal

Season 20 Episode 3 | 26m 46s | Video has closed captioning.

Historians will point to Louisiana’s Separate Car Act of 1890 as the flashpoint of the Plessy v. Ferguson case. That’s when African American Homer Plessy refused to sit in a train car designated for blacks only. Here to tell us the history and impacts of the case is Steve Luxenberg, associate editor at The Washington Post and award-winning author of “Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson.

Aired: 02/19/20

Rating: NR

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