Segregation was a huge concern to many people in the nation. Whites wanted to extend segregation to its extent so it would strengthen white supremacy. Though it was thought as equal to many whites it led to rebellions and protest. Homer Plessy was one of those people who refused to react with the Louisianan law mandating separate but equal accommodations for blacks and whites on intrastate railroad. This led him to court which we now know as the court case of Plessy v. Ferguson.

Plessy v. Ferguson: (1896) United States Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal” dealing with the system of railroad cars was constitutional and with this decision it brought more segregation to public schools and facilities.

  • The law was called Separate Car Law:
    • Which provided separate cars for whites and blacks
  • Homer Plessy:
    • Refused to sit in a Jim Crow Car.
    • Brought to court and found guilty ( known as the Plessy v. Ferguson)
  • Judge John H. Ferguson:
    • Convicted Plessy of not obey the law and found him guilty
    • Found the law constitutional

The law later was challenged by U.S Supreme Court because it conflicted with the 13th and 14th Amendments.

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