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A New York Times Editors' Choice

A myth-shattering narrative of how a nation embraced "separation" and its pernicious consequences.

Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir

About the Author

Steve Luxenberg

Steve Luxenberg, an associate editor of The Washington Post, is an award-winning author and journalist. Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation, his second nonfiction book, won the 2016 J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, recognizing excellence in nonfiction writing. His first nonfiction book, the critically-acclaimed Annie's Ghosts, explored a family secret. It was honored as a Michigan Notable Book and selected as the 2013-2014 Great Michigan Read, making it the focus of a state-wide series of events throughout that year. A native of Detroit, he lives in Baltimore with his wife, Mary Jo Kirschman. Follow him on Twitter, @SLuxenberg, and find out more about him and his books at his website, steveluxenberg.com.

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