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Plessy v. Ferguson
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Plessy v. Ferguson
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Petitioner was 7/8 white and 1/8 black. He was denied a seat on a train because of this mixture. The state of Louisiana passed legislation that provided “separate but equal” railroad cars for blacks and whites. There was to be no commingling of the races in the same car unless a partition was provided.
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