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How A Creole Man Became the Test Case For Racial Segregation

Remembering Homère Plessy's bravery in challenging the color barrier

New Orleans Mural | Homère Plessy (right) and P.B.S. Pinchback, first Black governor (left) | New York Times

Are you Black, White, or Creole? Those are the questions you might still hear if you come to New Orleans, the city Homère Plessy called home in the mid-1800s. Throughout history, mixed-race…




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Allison Gaines

Allison Gaines

Womanist Scholar ♥︎ bylines @ Zora, Level, Momentum, GEN, EICCultured, AfroSapiophile, CoFounder of #WEOC ☕️

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