This Day in History: 1896 'Plessy' Ruling Legalizes Segregation in US

Thursday, 18 May 2017  (4 days ago)
In 1892, Homer Plessy refused to sit in the black section of a passenger train - a violation of Louisiana law. Four years later, Plessy was a plaintiff in a case — Plessy v. Ferguson — that went all the way to the United States Supreme Court, which on this day, May 18, in 1896, upheld the constitutionality of segregation...

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