Examples Of Plessy Vs Ferguson Case Of 1896

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In 1890 “Louisiana enacted a law that required separate railway cars for blacks and whites.” (Oyez). Blacks didn’t agree with this as they believed it went against the reconstruction amendments. For example as stated in the 15th amendment “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state.” (United States, Congress, House). One of these people was Homer Adolph who was seven-eighths white (Oyez). “Plessy could easily pass for white.” (“Plessy v. Ferguson”). “Homer Plessy refused to sit in a Jim Crow car.” (Staff). Due to this he was arrested and imprisoned and then was put on trial where he lost. The Plessy versus Ferguson case of 1896 did not help to further the cause for …show more content…

Ferguson). It enacted Jim Crow laws that segregated the population and this wasn’t labeled as discrimination (“Separate but Equal”). This shows that it strengthened segregation because as Brown stated that equality does not necessarily mean integration (“Plessy v. Ferguson”). “By the 1890s white domination had returned with passage of Jim with passage of Jim Crow laws that enforced segregation” (Mauro 239). This enforced segregation by requiring there to be segregation in most …show more content…

The Plessy decision led to the South being able to get around the 15th amendment, stopping African Americans from voting. (“Plessy v. Ferguson”). This set back the cause a long way undoing what they had achieved by getting the reconstruction amendments passed. White primaries prevented African Americans from voting in several southern states (NAACP legal).Poll taxes, literacy tests and grandfather clauses stopped blacks from voting, sitting on jury and running for office (“Jim Crow”). This stopped furthering the cause as all these loopholes remained in place until Brown v. Board of Education and voting rights were not truly restored until 1964 (“Jim

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