Plessy V. Board Of Education

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Before Brown v. Board of Education, there was Plessy v. Ferguson. Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education complement each other. The ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson was the reason for the case of Brown v. Board of Education. In the late 1800’s the south was not the ideal place for a person of color. “Official segregation in the South commenced in 1887 when Florida passed a law that required racially separate transportation” (Lively, 98). In Louisiana the law required separate rail cars for whites and blacks. Homer Plessy refused to give into the rules and not confining to his ‘appropriate’ rail car. Plessy sued the Judge that was assigned to look over his trial, Judge John H. Ferguson. His plea was denied and He appealed to the Supreme
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