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jan 1, 1896 - Plessy v. Ferguson

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Homer Adolf Plessy was a successful businessman who had an African American grandparent. As he was riding a train an official asked him to move to the segregated part of the train. He refused and was arrested. He petitioned the Louisiana court and took it up to the Supreme Court.

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jan 1, 1896
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~ 122 years ago

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