Who is Homer Plessy?

In my research for the William Jennings Bryan book that I’m writing, I’ve learned something interesting. There is no credible public domain picture of Homer Plessy, the named party in Plessy v. Ferguson.  There are pictures that claim to be of him, but they cannot be verified because in many instances people have taken photos of other prominent African-Americans and called them pictures of “Homer Plessy.”  So be careful if you are doing work in this area.

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