Lectures

Separate and Unequal
Lecture

Separate and Unequal

The landmark Supreme Court ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson led to the state-sanctioned racial segregation of public facilities, as long as said facilities were "separate but equal." Today's stop on the tour explores the impact that segregation had on the schooling system in Charlottesville, revealing just how unequal conditions were between the city's black and white schools.