Homer Plessy was arrested 1892, setting off a chain of events that led to the 1896 Supreme Court case.
Hurricane Ida claimed at least 50 lives after devastating the northeastern United States last week. People are still missing after huge storm surges and hurricane-force winds tore through the region.
With electricity, water, and hospitals still out of commission, evacuees who fled the powerful Gulf storm were told not to return home yet.
“We, New Orleanians, are resilient,” New Orleans Federation CEO tells ‘Post’. “We have been through this before and we will come out of this in a positive way.”
Ida weakened into a tropical storm over southwestern Mississippi early on Monday, but it is expected to continue unleashing heavy downpours "likely to result in life-threatening" flooding.
“You’re saying, ‘You have to teach the history of Holocaust, but you can’t teach the history of institutionalized, deeply embedded racism in the United States.’”
The Category 4 hurricane killed at least 15 people, including some killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from the unsafe operation of generators.
When firefighters arrived on the scene, the synagogue was already engulfed in a sea of flames. According to first responders, the fires were extended above the trees.