Truth-Telling: Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells

Albion Tourgée

Albion Tourgée was one of the most prominent white advocates for black civil rights in the 19th century US. A soldier, writer, and lawyer, he was well known for speaking out against lynching and segregation. He served as the lead attorney for the plaintiff, Homer Plessy, in a case challenging a Louisiana segregation law; the Supreme Court decision against them in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) laid the foundation for decades of Jim Crow.

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