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What Has Helped Change The United States Segregation Laws Throughout time there has not been equality between the races Court cases here in the United States have tried to create racial equality but did they really work How did the cases really change racial equality In To Kill A Mockingbird this same sort of question was come upon Why was Separate but Equal here and why was it legal Plessy vs Ferguson Plessy vs Ferguson is probably one of the most famous court cases that deals with the de-segregation of the United States On June 7 1892 a man named Homer Plessy was jailed for riding in a white-only railway car Plessy was only 18 black though He was 78s Caucasian yet still considered black Therefore by Louisiana state law he could not ride in the white only car Back then if you were more than 18 black you were considered black He wanted to get from New Orleans to Covington but was jailed just because he wouldnt sit in a black only car Equality for When the case made it to trial the judge was a Massachusetts lawyer by the name of John Howard Ferguson He himself had earlier said that a train car law was unconstitutional if the train traveled through several states Then later he believed that Louisiana could regulate train companies that only operate in the state Plessy v When the State of Louisiana found Mr Plessy guilty as charged he appealed it to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Those judges up-held the ruling of the lower courts He then appealed the case to the Supreme Court of the United States who once again found him guilty as charged Plessy vs The Supreme Court rules 8 to 1 that Separate but Equal was legal This meant that there could be separate facilities for blacks and whites It also set the precedent that separate facilities for the
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