Plessy vs. Ferguson

By: Katie Brantley and Isabella Davis

What Happened

Homer Plessy was riding on a train and refused to sit in the Jim Crow train car, he was arrested. He was angered by this and went to the U.S. Supreme Court to say him constitutional rights. It was ruled his rights were not violated.


This helped to trigger the civil rights movement and the long lasting effect is that we have no segregation or separate places for different races.