Plessy vs. Ferguson Reenacted Live with Homer Plessy. This Supreme Court case named after Homer Plessy and the Louisiana State Justice, Ferguson who ruled against him was heard on April 13, 1896 and legalized the "Jim Crow" Laws that had been in existence in the South, and it established the term "separate but equal" which became the law of the land for 58 years until 1954 when it was overturned unanimesly 9 to 0 by the Supreme Court in "Brown vs. Board of Education". In the 2nd case it was ruled that the Plessy vs. Ferguson "separate but equal" did violate the intent of the 14th amendment guaranteeing equal rights to all citizens of the United States.
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