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An Evening with Steve Luxenberg

City Opera House
106 E. Front Street,
Traverse City, MI 49684
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We all learned about Plessy vs. Ferguson, but how much do we actually know? Who’s Plessy? Ferguson? Who won the case?

Separate: The Story of Plessy V. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation tells the dramatic and compelling 19th century story of the case that cut to the heart of the battles over race and equality — battles that rages throughout American history and continue to the present day. Author Steven Luxenberg draws from letters, diaries, and archival collections, and weaves biography, history, and legal drama together on a grand scale. He re-creates the personalities and debates that informed the Supreme Court’s decision in Plessy and shaped race relations for generations.

Luxenberg is the author of the critically acclaimed Annie’s Ghosts: A Journey into a Family Secret. During his thirty years as a Washington Post senior editor, he has overseen reporting that has earned numerous national honors, including two Pulitzer Prizes. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.


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Event Dates
February 6, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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