Color Blind Justice Albion Tourgee And The Quest For Racial Equality From The Civil War To Plessy V Ferguson -

plessy v ferguson wikipedia - plessy v ferguson 163 u s 537 1896 was a landmark decision of the u s 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 this legitimized the many state laws re establishing racial segregation that had been