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Plessy v. Ferguson
Homer Plessy lived in Louisiana and was 1/8 black . He was born on March 17th, 1862.
MAR 8, 1862
The Seperate car act was passed
jan. 1, 1890
Homer Plessy, a 30-year-old shoemaker, boarded the East Louisiana Railroad with a first class ticket, wanting to take a trip to New Orleans. Since Plessy was 1/8 black, he was commanded to ride the bl
Approx. June 6, 1892
On June 7th Plessy sat in the white section on a train even though he was 1/8 black
JUN 7, 1892
Plessy was arrested for riding a whites only railroad car, because he was 1/8 black and Plessy said that law violated his 13th and 14th amendment.
JUN 7, 1892
This 1896 case upheldn the constitutionality of segregation under the seperate but equal doctrine
JUN 9, 1896
Plessy appealed the decision and lost again, but took the case to the supreme court in 1896
OCT 14, 1896
The Supreme Court upheld the previous decisions and said that racial segregation was constitutional if accomidations were equal. This led to more and more legal segregation all over the US.
NOV 14, 1896
Nov 7, 1954, Brown V. Board of education
Jun 7, 1892, Plessy was arrested
Rejecting Plessy's argument that his constitutional rights were violated the court ruled that a state law that "implies merely a legal distinction" between whites and blacks did not conflict with the
JUN 11, 1897
Plessy died March 1st 1925 at age 62 In a dissenting opinion in the words of John Marshall Harland " In my opinion the judgment his day rendered wil in time prove to be quite as pernicious as the dec
MAR 14, 2016
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