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Plessy v. ferguson

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Plessy v. ferguson

  1. 1. Tashayla Jernigan Kassidi Smith Teryl Davis Ammerah Hill
  2. 2. Background Info  Plessy attempted to sit in an all white railroad car. After refusing to sit in the black railway carriage car, Plessy was arrested for violating an 1890 Louisiana statue that provided for segregated “separate but equal” railroad accommodations. Those using facilities not designated for their race were criminally liable under the statue
  3. 3. Cont.  At trial with Justice John H. Ferguson (D) presiding, Plessy was found guilty on the grounds that the law was a reasonable exercise of the state’s police power based upon custom, usage, and tradition in the state Plessy filed a petition for writs of prohibition and certiorari in the Supreme Court of Louisiana against Ferguson, asserting that stamped them with a badge of inferiority in violation of the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments.
  4. 4. What & When  What did the key players in this case actually do?  Plessy attempted to sit in an all white railroad car after refusing to sit in an all black. When did the key players do what they did and when was the court case heard?  This court case was held in 1896 in Lousianna
  5. 5. Where?  Where did the event happen? Where did the court case take place?  The event happened on segregated railroad in Louisiana, and that is also where the case took place.
  6. 6. Why?  Can you identify why the key players did what they did?  Plessy felt as if everyone should be treated equally.  The thirteenth and fourteenth amendment both apply to this case.  Separate but equal laws
  7. 7. How?  How did the court come to its verdict? Were there other court cases involved?  The court decided Ferguson was found guilty.  Brown v. Board of Education later took over the case.
  8. 8. Bibliography  After the Civil War: Plessy v. Ferguson
  9. 9. Bibliography  After the Civil War: Plessy v. Ferguson