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New Book Tells Inspiring Story of Plessy and Ferguson Descendants Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson

Join a live event with author Amy Nathan, Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson hosted by Community Book Center, February 27, 2021, 2-3 pm.  Join via Zoom

NEW ORLEANS — The Plessy and Ferguson Foundation is thrilled to announce the release of Amy Nathan’s newest book, “Together” A beautiful, timely, account of the Supreme Court decision that defines our march towards civil rights and racial equity in America.

In Together, Amy Nathan threads the personal stories of Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson into the larger history of the Plessy v. Ferguson case, race relations, and civil rights movements in New Orleans and throughout the U.S. She tells the inspiring tale of how Keith and Phoebe came together to change the ending of the story that links their families in history. It’s “a flip on the script,” said Keith.

Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson were both born in New Orleans in 1957. Sixty-five years ear- lier, in 1892, a member of each of their families met in a Louisiana courtroom when Judge John Howard Ferguson found Homer Plessy guilty of breaking the law by sitting in a train car for white passengers. The case of Plessy v. Ferguson went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that “separate-but-equal” was constitutional, sparking decades of unjust laws and discriminatory attitudes. Written with young people in mind, it’s a story 125 years in the making, and one every student of history and civil rights activist should know.

Signed copies of “Together” available at the Community Book Center 2523 Bayou Rd. and online retailers.

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