Thirteenth (13) Amendment
By Dallas Williams
What the amendment says
court case dealing with the 13 amendment
Homer Plessy, a 7/8 white and 1/8 black man with a white appearance, refused to give up the first class paid for seat in the white only section and refused to give up his seat, causing him to be arrested and imprisoned. He then filed a petition against the judge in that trial, Hon. John H. Ferguson, at the Louisiana Supreme Court, arguing that Segregation Law violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment, which forbids states from denying " to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the law," as well as the thirteenth amendment, which banned slavery. The court held that the Thirteenth Amendment applied only imposition of slavery itself. Eventually taken over by the U.S. Supreme Court, the outcome was 7-1 against him one Justice did not participate).
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