SOURCE: New York Times
by Peter Canellos
"In a time of mistrust along racial lines, the initiative in Chattanooga is a model for other communities. It demonstrates that agreed-upon facts can be a precursor to recovery."
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.
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