On Second Thought For Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019

Aug 28, 2019

It’s back-to-school time, which looks a lot different for women now than in decades past.  For female students, getting an education used to mean attending finishing school courses on being a “proper” wife and hostess.  The Lucy Cobb Institute helped change that. 

University of Georgia Professor Fran Teague and WUGA student Kristen Gragg visit On Second Thought to explore how this Georgia facility expanded what women could learn and do.

Steve Luxenberg unearthed primary documents to shine new light on Plessy v. Ferguson and the separate but equal doctrine.  In his new book, The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's Journey from Slavery to Segregation, he documents how the idea got its start in the railroad industry.  Get a history lesson from him on On Second Thought.

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