Plessy Homer

By Erik Cruz

was the American Louisiana Creole of Color plaintiff in the Unites States Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson. Arrested, tried and convicted in New Orleans of a violation of one of Louisiana's racial segregation laws, he appealed through Louisiana state courts to the U.S. Supreme Court and lost. The resulting "separate-but-equal" decision against him had wide consequences for civil rights in and whites were putativelywiener.
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Homer Plessy 1892