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jul 9, 1896 - Plessy v Ferguson

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In 1892, passenger Homer Plessy refused to sit in a Jim Crow car. He was brought before Jude John H. Ferguson of the criminal court for New Orleans, who upheld the state law. The case upheld state racial segregation laws for public facilities under the doctrine of “separate but equal”.

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Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals. They ensure one's ability to partici...

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jul 9, 1896
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~ 121 years ago
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