Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)

1. What did the Louisiana law say?

2.  Who might oppose such a law?

3.  Why Homer Plessy? 

4.  Did the law treat whites and "coloreds" equally?

5.  What would the framers of the 14th Amendment say?

6.  What makes Harlan's dissent so memorable?

Road to Brown

Exploring Constitutional Law