Plessy and Ferguson Remembered

A long awaited historical marker was unveiled in February 2009 at the corner of Press and Royal Streets, marking the spot in 1892 where Homer Plessy was thrown off a railway car and arrested. Plessy's planned act of civil disobedience eventually made its way to the Supreme court in the landmark case Plessy vs. Ferguson, and for some, marks the beginning of the civil rights movement. Eve Abrams has the story.


 

 

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