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How the conviction that endorsed Jim Crow segregation got overturned 130 years later

How the conviction that endorsed Jim Crow segregation got overturned 130 years later

Homer Plessy, a Creole shoemaker from New Orleans and the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson, was pardoned by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday, 130 years after Plessy challenged a Louisiana law that required Black passengers and white passengers to use separate train cars. The case sanctioned the “separate…