ES 112 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Plessy V. Ferguson, Thirteenth Amendment To The United States Constitution, Fourteenth Amendment To The United States Constitution

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All railway companies where obligated by law to provide equal but separate accommodations for white and colored races. This cased tested the constitutionality of a law passed by louisiana legislation. Luisiana act con icted with the 13th and 14th amendment. The court stated that the 13th amendment was not violated because the luisiana statue dud not rescind legal equality. Social and legal are very hard to separate. The court stated that the 14th amendment was not violated because plessy still got the services he wanted. Argued of a white man"s reputation as material property. White man have a right to good reputation and black men don"t. When plessy entered the wagon, he trespassed on white men"s reputation (their property) The supreme court noted that it would provide legal equality, but not social equality. The trustees and the pta of lemon grove school district developed a plan to build a special school for the mexican children.