Together, 2nd Edition: An Inspiring Response to the Separate-But-Equal Supreme Court Decision That Divided America (Paperback)

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The inspiring story of how Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson, descendants of key figures in the infamous Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson, have come together to fight for racially equality.

Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson were both born in New Orleans in 1957.
Sixty-five years earlier, in 1892, a member of each of their families met in a
Louisiana courtroom when Judge John Howard Ferguson found that Homer Plessy could be charged with
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.

In Together,
Amy Nathan threads the personal stories of Keith and Phoebe into the larger
history of the Plessy v. Ferguson case, race relations, and
civil rights movements in New Orleans and throughout the U.S. This second
edition includes a new epilogue describing a triumph that occurred a year after
the first edition was published. In 2022, the Plessy and Ferguson
Foundation, which was created by Keith and Phoebe in 2009 to change the legacy
of the case that links their families, worked with a legal team and won a
posthumous pardon for Homer Plessy.

Includes black and white photos throughout.

About the Author


Amy Nathan is an award-winning author of nonfiction books for adults and young people, including Round and Round Together: Taking a Merry-go-Round Ride into the Civil Rights Movement (Paul Dry Books, 2011) and A Ride to Remember (2020). Nathan's other books for young people include two on women's history for National Geographic, books on homework and allowances, and one about civil rights hero Sarah Keys Evans: Take a Seat--Make a Stand. She has also written three music-advice books published by Oxford University Press. Nathan grew up in Baltimore and now lives in Westchester County, NY.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781589881761
ISBN-10: 1589881761
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 225
Language: English