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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 NAACP NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1909 Plessy v. Ferguson In 1890, a new law in Louisiana required railroads to provide equal but separate accommodations for the white, and colored, races. On June 7, 1892, Homer Plessy agreed to be arrested for refusing to move from a seat reserved for whites! Judge John H. Ferguson supported the law that was in place after Homer Plessy's arrest in 1892. The case of Plessy v. Ferguson was started and the case slowly moved to the Supreme Court. The 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (Kansas) statedsegregation in public schools as unconstitutional. The NAACP helped towards the Brown v. Board case, and overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson case. Ferguson wins the case.. segregation is"constitutional" earliest and most influentialcivil rights organization in the United States Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. XIII The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude-- XV All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without XIV
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