This lesson explains the impact of plessy v ferguson, an important supreme court decision made in 1896 the court ruled on the concept of 'separate but equal' and set back civil rights in the. Plessy v ferguson (1896) citation: plessy vs ferguson, judgement, decided may 18, 1896 records of the supreme court of the united states record group 267 plessy v. Plessy went to court and argued, in homer adolph plessy v the state of louisiana , that the separate car act violated the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments to the constitution the judge at the trial was john howard ferguson, a lawyer from massachusetts who had previously declared the separate car act unconstitutional on trains that.
In 1890 the louisiana legislature passed the separate car act, which required railroads to provide equal but separate accommodations for the white and colored races in order to protect the safety and comfort of all passengers in 1891 in new orleans, a group of african-american and creole doctors. This was a petition for writs of prohibition and certiorari, originally filed in the supreme court of the state by plessy, the plaintiff in error, against the hon john h ferguson, judge of the criminal district court for the parish of orleans, and setting forth in substance the following facts. Homer adolph plessy (march 17, 1862 - march 1, 1925) was a louisiana french-speaking creole plaintiff in the united states supreme court decision in plessy v ferguson.
In 1892, homer plessy, who was one-eighth black, purchased a first-class ticket and sat in the white-designated railroad car plessy was arrested for violating the separate car act and argued in court that the act violated the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments to the constitution. The plessy v ferguson decision upheld the principle of racial segregation over the next half-century the ruling provided legal justification for segregation on trains and buses, and in public facilities such as hotels, theaters, and schools. I created this video with the youtube video editor ( .
Plessy v ferguson, 163 us 537 (1896), was a landmark decision of the us supreme court issued in 1896 it upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation laws. Arrested and charged, plessy petitioned the louisiana supreme court for a writ against ferguson, the trial court judge, to stop the proceedings against him for criminal violation of the state law but the louisiana state supreme court refused. Category people & blogs song get back (aka black, brown and white) artist big bill broonzy album rockin' in chicago licensed to youtube by. Plessy v ferguson (1896): in 1890, louisiana passed the separate car act, requiring black and white patrons to sit in separate sections of railcars on intrastate railroads homer plessy, in a pre-meditated act of defiance, boarded a train in new orleans and announced that he was neither white nor inclined to move to a section for african.
In plessy v ferguson (1896), the supreme court considered the constitutionality of a louisiana law passed in 1890 providing for separate railway carriages for the white and colored races the. Plessy v ferguson at issue in plessy vferguson was an 1890 louisiana law that required passenger trains operating within the state to provide equal but separate accommodations for white and colored races. Following is the case brief for plessy v ferguson, united states supreme court, (1896) case summary of plessy v ferguson: plessy, a louisiana citizen of african american descent, was asked to move from the caucasian railway car. Plessy's lawyer argued that the separate car act violated the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments to the constitution in 1896, the supreme court of the united states heard the case and held the louisiana segregation statute constitutional.
Plessy v ferguson, case decided by the us supreme court in 1896 the court upheld an 1890 louisiana statute mandating racially segregated but equal railroad carriages, ruling that the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment to the us constitution dealt with political and not social equality. The plaintiff, plessy (plaintiff), was prosecuted under the statute after he refused to leave the section of a train reserved for whites synopsis of rule of law a law, which authorizes or requires the separation of the two races on public conveyances, is consistent with the fourteenth amendment of the united states constitution (constitution. Facts about plessy v ferguson, and an explanation of who plessy and ferguson were in the famous separate but equal case a henry louis gates, jr blog.