Plessy V. Ferguson


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  • Plessy V. Ferguson
  • June,7 1982: Plessy tries to board a whites-only coach at New Orleans Railroad station. This was to put the separate car act to test. The conductor told Plessy to give up his seat but he refused. Then Plessy was sent to trial.
  • Plessy attempted to stand up to the act. Then he was sentenced a $25 fine. May 18, 1986: The court rules against Plessy 7-1 and claim that segregation laws' do not necessarily the inferiority of either race, rather, community sentiment.
  • Further results of this case lead to passing on the Jim Crow Law. The law segregated public places like schools, parks, hospitals, and transportation. And other things were label with a sign saying colored or whites only.
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