Watch: Webinar Conference on “The Legacy of Plessy v. Ferguson after 125 Years”

May 27, 2021

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, a virtual conference was held to mark the 125th anniversary of the the notorious Supreme Court decision Plessy v. Ferguson. The webinar discussions centered on findings from the recently published issue of RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences: “Plessy v. Ferguson and the Legacy of ‘Separate but Equal’ after 125 Years.” Issue editors john a. powell (University of California, Berkeley), Samuel L. Myers, Jr. (University of Minnesota), and Susan T. Gooden (Virginia Commonwealth University) led a panel of journal contributors and other expert commentators in a discussion of the enduring social, political, and economic effects of Plessy v. Ferguson.

The conference was presented by 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, University of California, Berkeley.

Watch the full virtual conference here.

Read the full open-access journal issue here.


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