Plessy vs. Ferguson

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shows how a man named Plessy sat at the whites only cart and nobody noticed until he anounced it and told everyone that he was 1/8 black and he did that to show that the jim crow laws were stupid

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  • Hey!!!! your supposed to be in the back
  • Hey did you know I'm 1/8 black?
  • Plessy was sitting in the whites only train and nobody noticed unitl he anounced it . he did that beacuse he wanted to that the jim crow laws were dumb. He dicided to stay in is seat and was arrested for that.
  • He was brought before Judge John H. Ferguson of the Criminal Court for New Orleans, who upheld the state law. The law was challenged in the Supreme Court on grounds that it conflicted with the 13th and 14th Amendments.By a 7-1 vote, the Court said that a state law that “implies merely a legal distinction” between the two races did not conflict with the 13th Amendment forbidding involuntary servitude
  • Plessy’s argument that his constitutional rights were violated, the Court ruled that a state law that “implies merely a legal distinction” between whites and blacks did not conflict with the 13th and14th Amendments.
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