Homer Plessy: Pardon for ‘separate but equal’ civil rights figure

Homer Plessy: Pardon for ‘separate but equal’ civil rights figure

It was attended by Louisiana Governor Bel Edwards, as well as Plessy’s descendants and those of John Howard Ferguson, the Louisiana judge who found Plessy guilty of violating the state’s Separate Car Act of 1890. The law at the time required railway companies to provide “equal but separate accommodations” for black and white travellers.

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