The Plessy Era

  title={The Plessy Era},
  author={M. Klarman},
  journal={The Supreme Court Review},
  pages={303 - 414}
  • M. Klarman
  • Published 1998
  • Political Science
  • The Supreme Court Review
The Supreme Court confronted four principal issues involving race and the Constitution in the period from 1895 to 1910-the Plessy era, as I shall call it. First, on two separate occasions, the Court sustained the constitutionality of state-imposed racial segregation. Plessy v Ferguson' raised the issue of state-mandated segregation in the context of railroad transportation and Berea College v Kentucky2 in the context of private higher education. Second, the Court heard numerous challenges to… Expand
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