plessy vs Fergeson

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Plessy vs Fergeson 1896

  • Homer Plessy  claimed segregation was unlawful because it went against Fourteenth Amendment
  • state of Louisiana arrested him for sitting in a whites only area on a train
  • Plessy took his case to America's Supreme court
  • This was the start of 'seperate but equal' blacks and whites could stay segregated as long as their facilities were equally as good however this never happened. 
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