TITLE

Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

AUTHOR(S)
Wynn, Linda T.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Freedom Facts & Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil ;2009, p176
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Information about the civil rights case of Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896 in the U.S. is presented. The case was a test case on the intrastate travel law in most of the southern states in the country, which legalized racial segregation in public transportation and facilities. The U.S. Supreme Court decision on the case ruled against Plessy, in which it upheld the Louisiana law that requires racial segregation.
ACCESSION #
40074160

 

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