Plessy vs Ferguson
By: Caroline B, Caroline S, Daniela M
Alexander Porter Morse for Ferguson
Homer Adolph Plessy
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.
Took place in Louisiana
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