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Plessy and Ferguson

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Artist Keith Plessy, President of the Plessy & Ferguson Foundation, and Phoebe Ferguson, photographer, documentary filmmaker, and co-founder of the Foundation, discuss their friendship and the idea of "separate but equal" in today's society. Plessy is a descendant of Homer Plessy, and Ferguson is the great-granddaughter of Judge John Ferguson, author of the decision upholding segregation that was affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1896 in Plessy v. Ferguson.

Guests:

Phoebe Ferguson and Keith Plessy

Comments [2]

Amy from Manhattan

Nice to hear a real-life feel-good story! Especially one that ends not with "And now everything's great!" but with "And now we need to keep working together to make things better."

Jun. 07 2011 01:11 PM
Catherine Ladnier from Greenwich CT

IT is wonderful to hear Phoebe and Keith on your show. We met at our annual Meeting of La Creole in New Orleans. Keep spreading the word. They are so wonderful together My gradmother was a Creole of color.

Jun. 07 2011 11:48 AM

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