Plessy vs. Ferguson

Brook D., & Isabel Nadler

Plessy's Argument

1892, Homer Plessy bought a train ticket. Because he was seven-eighths white and one-eighths black, he sat in the "white only" cart. He was arrested under the "Jim Crow Car Act of 1890" when he didn't move. Plessy argued that his constitutional rights were violate.

The Final Decision

In 1896 the Supreme Court ended the case. Supreme court's decision was to upholding the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public under the doctrine of "Separate but Equal." This meant that the final decision promoted the segregation of races in the end.