Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Albion Tourgee´ Conference

Tourgee´ is best known, by ConLawProfs anyway, as the attorney for Homer Plessy in Plessy v. Ferguson.  For years, I've used Peter Irons' discussion of Tourgee´when teaching the background and litigation of Plessy, including Tourgee´s daring arguments asking the Justices to imagine themselves Black.



The Center for the Study of the American South at UNC-Chapel Hill will be hosting what looks to be an exciting conference, “A Radical Notion of Democracy: Law, Race, and Albion Tourgée, 1865-1905,” that "recalls the legacies of Reconstruction to offer insight into ongoing policy debates."

The one day Public Law and Humanities Symposium is Friday November 5 in Raleigh, NC.  Registration and program details here.

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Is this an actual image of Homer Plessy?

Posted by: ONeal | Feb 8, 2012 8:59:10 AM

No, it is an image of Albion Tourgee . . .

Posted by: RR | Feb 9, 2012 4:57:04 AM

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