Plessy Vs Ferguson Essays
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The Equal Protection clause states that it will not “…. [D]eny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” The clause is violated when someone is treated differently due to their race, ethnicity, or protected class. Throughout history, the Fourteenth Amendment Equal Protection Clause has been used to strike down state laws that promote inequality and discrimination. For instance, in Loving v. Virginia, the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals held that a state law that prohibited interracial...
Plessy v. Ferguson was a landmark 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine. The case stemmed from an 1892 incident in which African American train passenger Homer Plessy refused to sit in a car for Black people. Rejecting Plessy’s argument that his constitutional rights were violated, the Supreme Court ruled that a law that “implies merely a legal distinction” between white people and Black people was not unconstitutional. As...
Throughout black people’s progression over 100 years, black groups played vital roles in order to achieve justice needed for their causes; some consisted of individuals with communities backing their ideas, such as Booker T Washington and his ‘respect earned for equality’ mandate, then later transforming into huge mass movements calling on the government for intervention for equal rights, namely Martin Luther’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SSLC) and Congress Of Racial Equality (CORE). In order to gain the inclusion that they...
The document “Growing Up Black in the South: A Remembrance, 1977” is a source from My Soul Is Rested which was written by Howell Raines who was born on February 5, 1943, in Birmingham, Alabama, is an American journalist, editor, and writer. My Soul Is Rested is a book that contains oral history regarding about American Civil Rights Movement, which includes interviews with people who struggled with racial segregation in the South. “Growing Up Black in the South: A Remembrance,...