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may 18, 1896 - Plessy vs. Ferguson

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Homer Adolph who was a businessman in Louisianna who only had one African American grandparent but was still considered partially African American. Homer was 1/8th frican American but still was treated the same as if he were a full African American. He once got on a New Orleans train and was told to sit in the segregated area but refused and was arrested.

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may 18, 1896
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~ 122 years ago

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