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Homer Plessey was the man in the middle of the 1896 Supreme Court ruling that confirmed the rule of “separate but equal” in U.S. law. Plessey was a light-skinned Creole of European and African descent. He was arrested and jailed in 1892 for sitting in a Louisiana railroad car designated for white people only.

Homer Plessey was the man in the middle of the 1896 Supreme Court ruling that confirmed the rule of “separate but equal” in U.S. law. Plessey was a light-skinned Creole of European and African descent. He was arrested and jailed in 1892 for sitting in a Louisiana railroad car designated for white people only.

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