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Plessy v. Ferguson

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Suzy Corson

on 16 October 2015

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Transcript of Plessy v. Ferguson

Plessy v. Ferguson
The Plessy v. Ferguson case upheld the constutionality of segregation under the "seperate but equal" doctrine.

The Plessy v. Ferguson case stemmed from an incident in 1892.

The incident
The incident happened when Homer Plessy, an African-American passenger, refused to sit in the Jim Crow car on a train. He was arrested and convicted for breaking Louisiana's segergation law.

The Case
The case was more than just about some incident on a train. The case was one of the first cases that upheld the constutionality of the seperate but equal doctrine. Plessy appealed, claiming that he had been denied equal protection under the law.
The Conclusion
In conclusion, due to this decision many segregation laws were passed in the U.S. This caused many years of discrimination and segregation throughout the U.S. This decision wasn't overruled until the famous court case, Brown v. Board of Education.
"Plessy v. Ferguson." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 2009. Web. 15 Oct. 2015.

"Separate but Equal - Separate Is Not Equal." Separate but Equal - Separate Is Not Equal. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2015.
On May 8, 1896 the Court had made a decision. By a 7-1 decision, the Court ruled that separate-but-equal facilities for blacks and whites didn't violate the 13th or 14th amendments. Resulting in further segregation in the U.S.
Plessy v. Ferguson
The verdict
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