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There’s healing to be done in New Orleans, say descendants of Homer Plessy and John H. Ferguson

At the top edge of the Bywater, where Royal Street crosses the railroad tracks, a plaque marks a moment that changed our nation’s history.  A shoemaker named Homer Plessy was arrested here in 1892 for sitting in a passenger railcar designated for “whites.”  The arrest was planned; Plessy’s friends, the Citizens Committee, called ahead to […]