SEPARATE: The Story of Plessy V. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 (Lunch)
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A
TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
Plessy v. Ferguson is synonymous with Jim Crow laws and the unjust doctrine of “separate but equal.” But few Americans know more than the name of the case or have more than a superficial understanding of its origins and outcome. Award-winning author Steve Luxenberg’s book SEPARATE: The Story of Plessy V. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation is a groundbreaking narrative of the emotion, ambition, and drama of the deeply human—and sometimes deeply flawed—figures at the forefront of one of the most famous cases in Supreme Court history. Luxenberg will discuss the Supreme Court ruling, the role that North and South played in allowing segregation, and the often surprising history of America’s most devastating divide, the defining issue of their time and ours.
The book will be available for purchase and signing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Luxenberg is the author of the critically acclaimed Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret. During his 30 years as a Washington Post senior editor, he has overseen reporting that has earned numerous national honors, including two Pulitzer Prizes. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members; $15 Young Dems (Includes lunch);$10 Lecture only.