Sunday, June 07, 2015

Plessy v. Ferguson Clip Art

Plessy v. Ferguson Clip Art. June 7, 1892 – Homer Plessy, an "octoroon" from New Orleans, was arrested for refusing to leave the "whites-only" car on a train.

Article in the Daily Picayune, New Orleans, announcing the arrest of (Homer) Adolphe Plessy for violation of railway racial segregation law. The case would go to the US Supreme Court as Plessy v. Ferguson.

Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896), was a landmark United States Supreme Court decision upholding the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public facilities under the doctrine of "separate but equal"

"Separate but equal" remained standard doctrine in U.S. law until its repudiation in the 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. More about this image and story at Public Domain Clip Art -

Date: June 9, 1892 Source: Daily Picayune, New Orleans, June 9, 1892, via Author: Staff of the Daily Picayune

Plessy v. Ferguson Clip Art

Plessy v. Ferguson Clip Art

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