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apr 13, 1896 - Plessy v. Ferguson

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The state of Louisiana enacted a law that required separate railway cars for blacks and whites. Homer Adolph Plessy who was 1/8 black took a seat in a "whites only" car of a Louisiana train. He refused to move to the car reserved for blacks and was arrested.

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apr 13, 1896
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~ 122 years ago
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