Virtual Conference: Plessy v. Ferguson and the Legacy of “Separate but Equal” After 125 Years


Tuesday, May 18, 2021
11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. CT

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May 18 marks the 125th anniversary since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Plessy v. Ferguson case. In acknowledgment of the decision’s lasting impact, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University; and the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley are hosting a virtual conference offering a retrospective on possible connections between the Supreme Court’s approval of state-imposed racial segregation and ongoing racial disadvantages and inequities.

The conference seeks to further discussions started in the recently published journal, Plessy v. Ferguson and the Legacy of “Separate but Equal” After 125 Years, edited by renowned scholars Professors Susan Gooden, Samuel Myers, Jr., and john a. powell. The journal was published by the Russell Sage Foundation in March 2021.

The conference will take place via Zoom in one continuous webinar. A link to join the conference will be sent to all registered attendees closer to May 18.