Plessy v. Ferguson

G'chera Wingate & Faith Walker


A Louisiana man, Homer Plessy, who was 7/8 white sat in the all white railway car. He was arrested after refusing to move. The bases of this case was segregation based on race Constitutional.


The courts decided to uphold the Louisiana state law that permitted "separate but equal" facilities.
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The impact of this court case was massive, it set precedents that segregation was acceptable by law it also blocked any further legislation meant to disband segregation for the next half of a century.