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HST-144 CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT MATRIX 2
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Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
Plessy v. Ferguson case is a
case that took place in 1896
regarding the controversial
‘separate but equal’ doctrine
that assessed the issue of
racial segregation that was
considered unconstitutional.
In its ruling, the court
considered the
constitutionality of
Louisiana law with its
provision of separate
railway carriages for the
whites and people of color.
In the ruling, the court
mentioned that the
Fourteenth Amendment was
for the creation of equality
between the two different
races before the law but
only extended to political
and civil rights but not
The case served as a means
of providing constitutional
sanctions to laws that were
designed for the
achievement of racial
segregation by separating
but ensuring equality in
public facilities and services
for people of color and
whites (McNeese, 2007).
The ruling from the case set
a judicial precedent until its
overturning by the Supreme
Court in 1954 in the case of
Brown v. Board of
Education of Topeka.

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Running head: HST CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT MATRIX HST-144 Civil Rights Movement Matrix Name Institution 1 HST-144 CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT MATRIX 2 HST-144 Civil Rights Movement Matrix Snapshot Summary Significance Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) Plessy v. Ferguson case is a The case served as a means case that took place in 1896 of providing constitutional regarding the controversial sanctions to laws that were ‘separate but equal’ doctrine designed for the that assessed the issue of achievement of racial racial segregation that was segregation by separating considered unconstitutional. but ensuring equality in In its ruling, the court public facilities and services considered the for people of color and constitutionality of whites (McNeese, 2007). Louisiana law with its The ruling from the case set provision of separate a judicial precedent until its railway carriages for the overturning by the Supreme whites and people of color. Court in 1954 in the case of In the ruling, the court Brown v. Board of mentioned that the Education of Topeka. Fourteenth Amendment was for the creation of equality between the two different races before the law but only extended to political and civil rights but not HST-144 CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT MATRIX 3 social rights (McNeese, 2007). Jim Crow Laws The Southern states in the The Jim Crow laws resulted United States enacted the in the restriction of the rights Jim Crow Laws in the late of African America ...
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