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Plessy v. Ferguson
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Plessy v. Ferguson


The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision overturned Plessy v. Ferguson of 1896.
  U.S. Supreme Court Decision which held that "separate but equal" racial segregation was constitutional (1896) (overturned in 1954)
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  • The 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision overturned Plessy v. Ferguson of 1896.
  • Using "separate but equal" language that previewed the Court’s infamous decision in Plessy v. Ferguson twenty years later, the Court unanimously upheld Alabama’s restrictions on interracial sex and marriage and affirmed the prison terms imposed on Tony Pace and Mary Cox.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Plessy v. Ferguson [9] , Brown v. Board of Education [8] , Loving v. Virginia [9] , Roe v. Wade [7] , Brown v. Board of Education [8] , Dred Scott Decision [8] , Lemon v. Kurtzman [9] , Loving v. Virginia [9] , New York Times Co. v. Sullivan [9]
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