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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