1892An octamaroon man, Homer Plessy, in an organized protest, decided to sit in a white train car and get arrested to try and expose Louisiana's extremely segregated transportation system. The case went all the way up to the supreme court and then backfired when the supreme court called it "separate but equal"
1895The 1895 International cotton exposition was made to bring northern investments to the south and to show people that even though Atlanta was destroyed during the war, they had risen and rebuilt themselves from the ashes. This one was the most memorable out of the three, because it was at this one that Booker T. Washington have his "Atlanta Compromise" speech.
1895Booker T. Washington was born a slave in 1856. When he was freed, he moved to West Virginia and went to college. He believed that instead of trying to make their way into white society, blacks should build themselves and their community. This idea was not supported by other black scholars and leaders, but was largely praised by whites. Washington even gave a speech promoting this idea at the 1895 International Cotton Exposition, and received a standing ovation from the whites.