Jim Crow Law: The Plessy Vs. Ferguson Case

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Plessy vs. Ferguson was a case that attempted to prove that the Jim Crow lawintervened with the fourteenth amendment in May 18, 1896. To give you a brief description about the Fourteenth Amendment, The Fourteenth Amendment was ratified on July 9, 1868 in the US Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment broad goal was to ensure that the Civil Rights Act passed in 1866 would remain valid ensuring that "all persons born in the United States..." people that are born in the United States of America are given citizenship. Also, born citizenship provides "full and equal benefit of all laws." In 1890, the Separate Car Act Law was passed in Louisiana. The law required separate accommodations for blacks and whites on railroads, including separate…show more content…
Homer Plessy did not consider himself black, because he was born an octoroon. In others eyes, Homer Plessy was tinted with black in his blood. This is all the more reason why the Jim Crow law or Separate Car Act Law contradicted the fourteenth Amendment. No one can truly be separated and equal. If the Jim Crow law was plausible, then it will make no sense to arrest Homer Plessy. It was said that after Homer was escorted off the train, the committee hired a private detective with arrest powers to detain Plessy, to ensure he was charged for violating the Separate Car Act. Meaning that they do not want blacks to gain vocals, so they hired a private detective to make sure this situation will never occur…show more content…
Like many, if you did not do the research, your question would be whose ""Brown" and what happened to he/she?" Actually Brown is not a person, The case that came to be known as Brown v. Board of Education was actually the name given to five separate cases that were heard by the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the issue of segregation in public schools. These cases were Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Briggs v. Elliot, Davis v. Board of Education of Prince Edward County (VA.), Boiling v. Sharpe, and Gebhart v. Ethel. Despite that each case are different, the main concern in each case was the constitutionality of state-sponsored segregation in public schools. After the case was reheard in 1953, Chief Justice Warren was capable to bring all of the Justices to agree to support a unanimous decision declaring segregation in public schools unconstitutional. On May 14, 1954, he delivered the opinion of the Court, "We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of 'separate but equal ' has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal...". Those words opened up a chapter to a new beginning for many African Americans and White Americans as

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