Plessy V. Ferguson Case

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Plessy v. Ferguson: A Landmark Case and its Impact on “Separate but Equal”
Throughout the South in the 1880s and 1890s, there was a big difference made between Caucasian and African Americans. African Americans were not allowed to eat in the same place. (Swann-Wright, p. 10) On May 18, 1896, the US Supreme Court had issued a ruling that inaugurated “Separate but equal” racial segregation. (Marquand, p. 10) The Plessy v. Ferguson case was dealing with the law that was adopted in 1890 that provides “equal but separate” rights for the white and colored races on the railroads.
The “Separate but equal” rights were unfair to the African Americans. In 1890, Louisiana statute mandating racially segregated but equal carriages. (Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, p. 1) African Americans was forced to be seated in the back of the carriages that were undesirable seats that no one would want to set in. (Swann-Wright, p. 10) The most common case that is connected with the establishment of separate schools for white and colored children. (Plessy v Ferguson, p. 1) If there was any passenger that wanted to go into a compartment on the train
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Ferguson case is that it remained the law from 1896 through 1954. (Swann-Wright, p. 10) That law was overturned by the Supreme Court in the case Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka. (Swann-Wright, p. 10) The Plessy v. Ferguson case was seen as one of two seminal cases of the 19th century. (Marquand, p. 10) When the 14th amendment was passed it stated and guaranteed that black individuals would be “equal” but it did not guarantee “identity” with the white society. (Medley, p. 104) With the Plessy v. Ferguson case is dealt with the law that was adopted in 1890 and it stated that it would provide “equal but separate rights for the white and colored races” on the railroads. The racial segregation in the South did not allow African Americans around Caucasians, whether it be to eat or for