BOOKS BY AMY NATHAN
Keith Plessy and Phoebe Ferguson were born in New Orleans in 1957. Sixty-five years earlier a member of each family met in a courtroom when Judge John Howard Ferguson found Homer Plessy guilty of breaking the law by sitting in a train car for white riders. The case of Plessy v. Ferguson went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in 1896 that "separate-but-equal" was constitutional, sparking decades of unjust laws and attitudes. In TOGETHER, Amy Nathan threads the personal stories of Keith and Phoebe into the larger history of the Plessy v. Ferguson case, race relations, and the civil rights movement, telling the inspiring tale of how Keith and Phoebe change the ending of the story that links their families in history. As Keith Plessy says in the book, "It's a flip on the script."