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The People behind Plessy v. Ferguson

Food for Thought: The 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson protected segregation through the concept “separate but equal” and set in motions reverberations we still feel.

In “SEPARATE: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation,” our speaker, Steve Luxenberg, wrote about the case “through the eyes of the people caught up in [it].”

Kentucky’s own Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan, a former slave owner who became a civil rights champion, is among that fascinating cast of characters.

Copies of “SEPARATE” will be available for purchase and signing.

Luxenberg is an associate editor at the Washington Post where he oversees an award-winning team of investigative reporters.

Cost: $35; KHS members $30.

Menu: Buffet lunch and dessert are included. Penne Marinara with Meatballs, Roasted Asparagus, Caramelized Butternut Squash, Garden Salad with Ranch or Maple Vinaigrette, choice of Iced Tea, Water, or Coffee, Dessert options: Flourless Chocolate Torte with Candied Pecans and Caramel Drizzle

Reservations and prepayment are required by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3. To make a reservation call 502-782-8118. No refunds for reservations canceled after Aug. 30.


September 7, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Kentucky Historical Society


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, 40601 United States
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