Plessy v ferguson, 163 us 537 (1896), was a landmark decision of the us supreme court issued in 1896 it upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities as long as the segregated facilities were equal in quality – a doctrine that came to be known as separate but equal. Plessy v ferguson was a landmark 1896 us 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 blacks. Supreme court's landmark decision plessy v ferguson established the “separate but equal” policy that created a legal system of racial discrimination.
Plessy vs ferguson a mere thirty-five years after slavery ended, a sophisticated and strategic group of african americans challenged the jim crow separate car act in the state of louisiana by placing a fair-skinned creole black man named homer plessy on the “whites only” railcar. State v gibson, 36 indiana 389 the distinction between laws interfering with the political equality of the negro and those requiring the separation of the two races in schools, theatres and railway carriages has been frequently drawn by this court thus, in strauder v.
Case opinion for us supreme court plessy v ferguson read the court's full decision on findlaw. In 1892, homer plessy, who was one-eighth black, purchased a first-class ticket and sat in the white-designated railroad car plessy was arrested for violating the separate car act and argued in court that the act violated the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments to the constitution.
The 1896 landmark supreme court decision plessy v ferguson established that the policy of “separate but equal” was legal and states could pass laws requiring segregation of the races by declaring that jim crow laws were constitutional, the nation’s highest court created an atmosphere of. Plessy v ferguson, (1896) no 210 argued: decided: may 18, 1896 that petitioner was a citizen of the united states and a resident of the state of louisiana, of mixed descent, in the proportion of seven-e ghths caucasian and one-eighth african blood that the mixture of colored blood was not discernible in him, and that he was entitled to.
Plessy v ferguson (1896) citation: plessy vs ferguson, judgement, decided may 18, 1896 records of the supreme court of the united states record group 267 plessy v. High court's ruling in plessy v ferguson state enactments, to defeat the beneficent purposes which the people of the united states had in view when they adopted the recent amendments of the. Plessy v ferguson , case in which the us supreme court , on may 18, 1896, by a seven-to-one majority (one justice did not participate), advanced the controversial “ separate but equal ” doctrine for assessing the constitutionality of racial segregation laws.