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jan 1, 1896 - Plessy v. Ferguson

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In 1892 incident, an African American passenger, Homer Plessy, refused to sit in a Jim Crow car, breaking a Louisiana law. The Court claimed that the state law that clarifying a difference between whites and blacks did not conflict with the 13th and14th Amendments, denying Plessy’s argument that his constitutional rights were violated. In 1896, US Supreme Court case upheld the constitutionality of segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine, in which allowed states government segregates public services and housing of African Americans and whites.

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jan 1, 1896
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~ 122 years ago

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