Plessy vs Ferguson

by: Nina Kim and Rutab

The Plessy vs Ferguson case was established in 1896. The US Supreme Court approved the racial segregation. This case started when an African American refused to sit in the Jim Crow Car, breaking the Louisiana law. From that day, the US Supreme Court stated the law "separate but equal" for the whites and other races. Plessy vs Ferguson case had a great impact on African Americans that all people are equal whether he is an African American, Asian, or Hispanic, but they were not treated equally. After the incident in which the African American refused to sit in the Jim Crow Car, which was a system of laws meant to differentiate against African Americans, it spread across the US.

"separate but equal"