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  • A law in 1890 was made providing equal but separate accommodations  for white and colored people. In  1892, Homer Plessy refused to sit in a Jim Crow car. 
  • There is no way I am stepping foot in this Jim Crow car!!!
  • You have the right to remain silent. 
  • Homer Plessy was arrested for his actions. He was taken to the Criminal Court in New Orleans. 
  • Order in the court!!
  • Plessy was brought before Judge John H. Ferguson, who upheld the law. The law was challenged in the supreme court on grounds which it conflicted the 13th and 14th Amendment. 
  • By a 7-1 vote, the court discussed that the law was not segregated by color and did not conflict the 13th Amendment. The court avoided discussion of the protection granted by the 14th Amendment that forbids the state to make laws taking away citizens privileges or immunities.
  • He should be sent away forever
  • He is guilty!!
  • The argument against segregation law was false, because of the assumption that enforced separation of the two races which stamped the the colored race with a bag of inferiority.  
  • ....The 14th Amendment...
  • The court came to a decision and Plessy was unfortunately arrested. However the case went on the U.S. Supreme Court in 1896. 
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