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"Plessy v. Ferguson"
An overview of the "Plessy v. Ferguson" case and its effects on subsequent cases and the civil rights movement.
# 121772 | 1,000 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper discuses the "Plessy v. Ferguson" case in which a 7/8 white, 1/8 black man was jailed for sitting in the white car on the Louisiana railroad. The paper describes how he took his case all the way to the Supreme Court, but lost. The paper also discusses the effect this case had on subsequent cases and the civil rights movement.

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"In June, Homer Plessy, a colored shoemaker was jailed for sitting in the White car on the East Louisiana Railroad. Although Plessy was seven-eighths white and only one-eighth black, he was considered black under Louisiana Law and required to sit in the Colored car. Plessy took his case to court and argued in "Homer Adolph Plessy v. The State of Louisiana" that the Separate Car Act violated the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution. Judge John Howard Ferguson, a lawyer from Massachusetts who had..."

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