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may 18, 1896 - Plessy v. Ferguson

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Homer Plessy was an octaroon (1/8th black). He refused to sit in a Jim Crow car, breaking a Louisiana law. SC ruled that a state law that “implies merely a legal distinction” between whites and blacks did not conflict with the 13th and14th Amendments.

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may 18, 1896
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~ 122 years ago

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