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Plessy v Ferguson This was a petition filed in the supreme court of Louisiana in 1896 by Homer Plessy the plaintiff He filed this petition against the Honorable John H Ferguson judge of The petitioner was a citizen of the United States and a descent meaning he had both white and African American ethnic backgrounds Keep in mind that at this time Blacks were not considered equal to whites Mr Plessy to be exact was seven-eights Caucasian and one-eighth African American blood The amount of African American in his blood was hardly discernable to say the least He therefore felt he was entitled to every recognition rights privileges and immunities secured to the citizens of the United States of the of the white race by its constitution and laws that on June 7 1892 he engaged and paid for a first class passage on the East Louisiana Railway The trip from New Orleans to Covington in the same state and thereupon entered a passenger train and took possession of a vacant seat in a coach where passengers of the white race were accommodated that such railroad company was incorporated by the laws of Louisiana as a common carrier It was not authorized to distinguished between citizens according to their race but the petitioner was required by the conductor under the penalty of ejection from the white car he was then imprisoned by the conductor aided by a police officer for no other reason than race he was imprisoned With the help of police officers they hurried him off the train and took him immediately to the county Parishs
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