#152 Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
• Beginning in the 1880’s, northern whites had little interest in Negro rights
• Therefore the South established a social, legal, and economic system designed to keep
blacks in an inferior status.
• Hall v. Decuir (1878): state could not prohibit segregation on common carriers
• Plessy was mixed blood, and was refused a seat in a railroad car reserved for whites,