- Plessy v. Ferguson
June 7, 1892 to May 18, 1896 ORLEANS, Louisiana plessy v. ferguson, separate but equal case
Plessy v. Ferguson During the day of June 7th, 1892, in New Orleans, Louisiana, a man by the name of Homer Plessy decided to forever change the Old South. Plessy obtained a ticket for a thirty-mile-long road trip from the city of New Orleans to Covington. Upon boarding the railroad car, Plessy informed the conductor that he was one-eighth black; however, that meant he was seven-eighths white. Although...