There Should Be Equal Rights----By Trinity and Saladin
All citizens should have equal rights. Homer Plessy challenged the Jim Crow laws by sitting in a railroad car reserved for white people. John Marshal Harlan argued that the supreme courts decision was wrong. He belieived it would soon become as hated as the courts decision in the Dred Scott case. Everyone should have EQUAL rights.
Even though some thought blacks and whites should be separate we are all one community
Jim Crow Laws
Jim crow laws segregated blacks and whites. Jim crow treated blacks unfairly. The law segragated public spaces even hospitals and cemeteries. Black students could not go to school with white students. Civil Rights, or when all people are treated equally was a huge problem, especially if you were black. The African Americans had to fight for their civil rights.