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Plessy vs. Ferguson
(SECOND): Homer Plessy, 1892, I'm challenging a Louisiana law that forced me to ride in a separate railroad car from whites.
(FIRST): State your name, date of crime, and your defense
Mr. Plessy take a seat and will the conductor please take the stand.
Plessy was sitting in a white persons railroad car. When I ordered him to move, he wouldn't.
Louisiana law states that a colored persons cannot sit in a white persons railroad car.
The court rules that states have the right to make laws that sustain segregation. A new doctrine will be set out "Separate but equal".
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