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Preshayla James Plessy v Ferguson February 7,2012 4 th Period
Introduction <ul><li>The project that I’m doing is Plessy v Ferguson. Plessy was jailed for sitting in the white car of the east Louisiana Railroad. I am going to give you some facts about Plessy v Ferguson. Back In the days whites had there own stuff and blacks had there own stuff. There was a shoemaker name Homer Plessy. Now Let me show and tell a little more about Plessy v Ferguson. </li></ul>
The "separate but equal" provision of private services mandated by state government is constitutional under the Equal Protection Clause .
Information <ul><li> Plessy v Ferguson is a landmark United States Supreme Court. Which is upholding the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public faculties. The decision was handed down by a vote of 7 to 1 with the majority opinion. After the Supreme Court ruling, the New Orleans which had brought the suit and arranged for Homer Plessy's arrest in order to challenge Louisiana's segregation law. </li></ul>
In This Case black people had to have the broken down waiting. While the whites had a perfect waiting room .
Information <ul><li>In 1890, the State of Louisiana passed a law that required separate accommodations for blacks and whites on railroads, including separate railway cars. Concerned, the Free People of Color in New Orleans formed the Committee of Citizens. Plessy was born a free man. However, under Louisiana law, he was classified as black, and thus required to sit in the "colored" car. </li></ul>
Marker placed at Press and Royal Streets on February 12, 2009 commemorating the arrest of Homer Plessy on June 7, 1892 for violating the Louisiana 1890 Separate Car Act .
Information <ul><li>On June 7, 1892, Plessy boarded a car of the East Louisiana Railroad in New Orleans, Louisiana that was designated for use by white patrons only, as mandated by state law. The railroad company had been informed already as to Plessy's racial lineage, and after Plessy had taken a seat in the whites-only railway car, he was asked to vacate it and sit instead in the blacks-only car </li></ul>
Also in this case, Blacks had tore down Schools, while they whites had good built schools.
Reflection Page <ul><li>The things I learned about this project is that Plessy was jailed just to get his freedom. He most likely ended segregation I learned a lot from this project. I learned that they reason why we had broken down things like schools, home etc, is because we are black.!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you Plessy v Ferguson </li></ul>
Work Sites Page <ul><li>www.landmarkscases.org/plessy </li></ul><ul><li>www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_events_plessy.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.africana.com/blackboard/bb_his_000140.htm#mat </li></ul>