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date: 23 April 2024

Plessy v. Ferguson 

The Oxford Companion to United States History
Kermit L. HallKermit L. Hall

(1896).Supreme Court decision upholding racial segregation. The state of Louisiana in 1890 required railroads to provide “equal but separate accommodations for the white and colored races.” The railroads objected to the legislation because of the additional cost it imposed in providing separate cars. The Louisiana law, however, had little to do with economic efficiency; instead, it represented an attempt by white legislators to restrict racial mixing. In response, a group of Creoles and ... ...

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