Plessy and Ferguson

Published 8:10 am Wednesday, February 27, 2013


The names Plessy and Ferguson became famous in conjunction with one another during the 1890s Supreme Court case, Plessy v Ferguson, which advanced the doctrine of “separate but equal.” Now the descendants of the two who once opposed one another have united to form the Plessy and Ferguson Foundation. Shown are Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson, who were the guest speakers at the Black History Month event held by the Robert Hicks Foundation Saturday.