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120 Years After SCOTUS Plessy v. Ferguson Decision



120 years ago today (5.18), the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a seven-to-one decision in Plessy versus Ferguson effectively beginning the Jim Crow era. While much has changed in the time since, there is still much work to be done and the descendants of the New Orleans men at the center of the case are leading the charge.


Memory Motel: JP to Honor Ellis Marsalis Sr for Civil Rights Work


The Marsalis family is well known for their musical acumen. However, patriarch Ellis Marsalis, Sr. will be honored for something far greater than his prodigal progeny. On January 9, the Jefferson Parish Historical Commission, Jefferson Parish Officials, and the Marsalis Family will dedicate the Marsalis Mansion Motel with a Louisiana Highway Marker.


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