Plessy Park, Plessy Day 2008
Plessy Park is the site where, in 1892, Homer Plessy was arrested and removed from the white train car as a move to challenge the segregated car laws and marks one of the first major civil rights landmarks.

In 2008, to commemorate Plessy Day and activate the park space to further its development as an important public space, Transforma Projects, a public art initiative formed in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, invited the Otis MFA Public Practice students to join in a collaborative project. Along with NOCCA, the Crescent City Peace Alliance, and students from Frederick Douglas High School, this performance and installation was created.