Peter Canellos's new book examines John Marshall Harlan, whose blistering dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson was on the losing side in 1896 but became a foundational text for civil rights and equal protection activism.
SOURCE: Harvard Law Today
Harvard Law School Professor Kenneth Mack explains what the shameful decision meant, and why it still matters in 2021.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
The Supreme Court has historically supported democratic and egalitarian change only when forced by social movements. People must stop looking to the power invested in the court and start looking for the power latent in themselves.
SOURCE: New Yorker
How Plessy v. Ferguson shaped the history of racial discrimination in America.
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