Plessy AND Fergerson

Feel good story of the day.

And I love this tangent to the story:

And his name has attracted attention from visiting civil rights luminaries who have passed through the downtown New Orleans hotel where he has made a career. He spoke with Muhammad Ali and was once called upstairs to meet Rosa Parks.

Plessy recalls rushing in to find Parks sitting in a chair, and he knelt before her.

“She said, ‘Get up, boy. Your name is Plessy. You got work to do,’ ” he said.

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