Log In

Grades

Subjects

Info

Grades

9-12

Accessibility

Auditory, Visual

Permitted Use

Stream, Download and Share


Part of WNET
91 Favorites
8368 Views

Plessy v. Ferguson

A mere thirty-five years after slavery ended, a sophisticated and strategic group of African Americans challenged the Jim Crow “Separate Car Act” in the state of Louisiana by placing a fair-skinned Creole black man named Homer Plessy on the “whites only” railcar. This video presents how the landmark Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson helped legalize segregation and sent a message that the federal government favored states’ rights in all matters of fairness and equality.

Learn more about The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow.

Contributor:
Funder:

You must be logged in to use this feature

Need an account?
Register Now