Plessy vs Ferguson

By: Caroline B, Caroline S, Daniela M

WHO

Alexander Porter Morse for Ferguson

Homer Adolph Plessy

WHAT

In 1892, passenger Homer Plessy refused to sit in a Jim Crow car. He was brought before Judge John H. Ferguson of the Criminal Court for New Orleans, who upheld the state law. The law was challenged in the Supreme Court on grounds that it conflicted with the 13th and 14th Amendments.

WHEN

1896

WHERE

Took place in Louisiana

WHY

The Plessy vs Ferguson was a landmark United States Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public faculties doctrine of separate but equal