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Plessy v. Ferguson Case

Format: Streaming
Length: 4.58
Grade Level: 7-12+
Closed Captioned

Where did "separate but equal" come from? Homer Plessy challenged separate railroad cars before the Supreme Court. It didn't go as he'd hoped.

Discussion Question:

Do you agree with the Supreme Court ruling in this case that separate was equal? Why or why not?

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