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Plessey vs. Ferguson. The Separate Car Act V iolation Cases Between Homer Plessey and John Ferguson. Plessey and the Violation. In 1890 Louisiana pass the Separate Cars Act In 1892 Homer Plessey violated this act when he sat in the white first class coach

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plessey vs ferguson

Plessey vs. Ferguson

The Separate Car Act Violation Cases

Between Homer Plessey and John Ferguson

plessey and the violation
Plessey and the Violation
  • In 1890 Louisiana pass the Separate Cars Act
  • In 1892 Homer Plessey violated this act when he sat in the white first class coach
  • Homer Plessey was a man of 7/8 white blood and 1/8 African blood
the trial
The Trial
  • The Supreme Court Strategy by (lawyer)
    • Plessey was not under protection under the 14th amendment
    • Plessey did violate the 13th amendment
  • Eight of the justices deigned that these amendments were relevant
their majority opinion
Their Majority Opinion
  • African’s were politically equal but not socially equal
  • Explains why they deigned the 13th and 14thamendments
  • 13th amendment
  • 14 amendment granted once enslaved citizenship