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may 18, 1896 - Plessy v Ferguson

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Plessy was denied rights because he had a grandparent that was African American. He tried to sue and say that it was unconstitutional. The court ruled that segregation was legal and constitutional as long as "facilities were equal."

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Landmark Cases - Civics (Justin Schuette)

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may 18, 1896
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~ 122 years ago

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