Plessy v Ferguson 163 US 537 (1986)

ON THIS DAY in 1896, the US Supreme Court delivered Plessy v Ferguson 163 US 537 (1896).

The US Supreme Court applied the doctrine of “separate but equal” to uphold the constitutionality of state laws providing for racial segregation in the provision of public facilities.

The decision was overruled by the court in Brown v Board of Education on 17 May 1954.

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