Among the panelists scheduled to speak are: Lynne Jackson, the great-, great-granddaughter of Dred Scott, the slave who sued for his freedom in 1857, and Charles Taney IV, the great-great-great-nephew of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Roger Brooke Taney, who wrote the decision denying Scott his freedom.
Also participating will be: Keith Plessy, whose great-grandfather was a cousin of Homer Plessy, who challenged separate accommodations for black and white railroad passengers in 1892; and Phoebe Ferguson, the great-great-granddaughter of Louisiana Judge John Howard Ferguson, who ruled against Homer Plessy.
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