Jim Crow Law: Plessy Vs. Ferguson

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Plessy V. Ferguson From 1877-1954, the United States was enforcing the Jim Crow Laws, which are a series of laws that segregate the blacks from the whites. These laws caused many issues with the African American people, such as Plessy v. Ferguson. On June 7, 1892, a 30-year-old man, Homer Plessy was arrested for sitting in the white-only train car. Another Person who was involved was John H. Ferguson. John Howard Ferguson was a lawyer and judge from Louisiana. He was most famous as the defendant in the Plessy v. Ferguson case. On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy purposely sat in the white train car and identified himself as the black man. In 1892, there were the Jim Crow laws which segregated the white from the blacks. Plessy was arrested and was charged $25 by Judge John H. Ferguson. This case went all the way up to the United States Supreme Court. Plessy's lawyer disputed that the Separate Car Act violated the Thirteenth and Fourteenth. In 1896, the United States Supreme Court heard Plessy’s case and held the Louisiana …show more content…

A system of laws discriminating against African Americans known as Jim Crow laws, extended all over the United States. At that time, it was legal to separate any organization or public amenity into ‘whites only' and 'blacks only.' For a long time, public transportation, cafeterias, rest areas, entertainment facility, movie houses, and even the United States Army could be legally separated. There were also rules and laws made to forbid the African Americans from casting votes. Often, the equality never existed even though the law stated it. White people always had the privilege to the best amenities, especially in the education system. Protests against this separation from the civil rights activists happened in the 1950s and 1960s. However, these were always negated by the white people who never wanted the law to

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