Plessy V. Ferrguson (1896)

Kendall Wallace and Jacqueline Vena

Issue

The state of Louisiana enacted a law that required separate railway cars for whites and blacks. Homer Adolph Plessy sat in the whites area and was asked to move because of his color even though he is 1/7 Caucasian, he was arrested on the spot.
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Decision

There where 7 votes for Ferguson, and 1 against
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Impact

The Justices based the decisions on the separate but equal doctrine. Blacks and whites had their own facilities, Henry Brown wanted more and wanted everyone to be treated equal, to have social, political, and economic equality, and because of Plessy's fight for more he changed the lives of African Americans forever.
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