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may 18, 1896 - Plessy v. Ferguson

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Plessy, a business man from Louisiana, was 1/8 African-American. He was asked to move from a white train car to a black train car and refused. The court ruled in favor of the state, that blacks and whites were considered "separate but equal." It didn't violate the 14th amendment.

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may 18, 1896
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