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may 18, 1896 - Plessy v. Ferguson

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Homer Plessy was a man who was 1/8th African American. A train conductor filed a formal complaint about him sitting in the white train car. He sued, claiming he was white, but the court ruled that the separation of blacks and whites was needed, so they legalized segregation.

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may 18, 1896
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