Case Plessy Vs Ferguson

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The Landmark Case Plessy v. Ferguson was about a man named Homer Plessy who got arrested after buying a first class ticket on a train and sitting in the whites-only car. Homer Plessy was only 1/8th African American but still got punished because the Louisiana Separate Car Act says that all railroad companies must provide separate but equal compartments for white/non-white passengers. Anyone that does not follow that statue has to pay a fine of $25 or spend 20 days in jail. A group of black citizens decided to partner with Homer to fight the act which is why he sat in the whites-only section in the first place. When going to multiple courts he argued that the Separate Car Act violated the 13th and 14th amendments to the constitution. He eventually