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We as Freemen: Plessy vs. Ferguson

by Medley, Keith Weldon
Publisher: Pelican
Retail Price: $23.00
Issue: Winter 2004
ISBN: 1589801202

Medley narrates the struggle of Homer Plessy and the Comite des Citoyens in their attempt to overcome legal segregation in the 1890's. The group set up a test case to challenge Jim Crow laws in the Supreme Court. However, Plessy v. Ferguson shares a similar fate in memory and history as Scott v. Stanford (the Dread Scott Decision) rather than Brown v. Board of Education.

review of We as Freemen: Plessy vs. Ferguson, by Medley, Keith Weldon, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2004).