Plessy VS. Ferguson

Plessy VS. Ferguson was a landmark case is the supreme court of the united states.

Homer Plessy was a male that was 1/8 African American. He boarded a train in Louisiana but they made him sit on the black part of the train. He refused to move since he was considered a free man at birth by being 7/8 white. Due to his refusal, he was arrested and jailed. Plessy fought this in court but lost because they said he had equal rights to the train since they did not kick him off.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plessy_vs._Ferguson

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