“NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor planned to posthumously pardon Homer Plessy on Wednesday, more than a century after the Black man was arrested in an unsuccessful attempt to persuade the courts to overthrow a Jim Crow law that required “whites-only” train cars.”

“The Plessy v Ferguson case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ushered in a half-century of laws imposing “separate but equal” accommodations that kept Black people in segregated schools, housing, theaters and other venues.”

Asked to comment, Mr. Plessy said nothing, because he was dead and buried.

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