- ›› Keywords : Separate but Equal
Glossary Term – Event
In Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court ruled a Louisiana law segregating train cars was constitutional based on the doctrine of “separate but equal.”
Glossary Term – Person
Thurgood Marshall (1908–1993), an African American lawyer and US Supreme Court justice, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Marshall attended a segregated high school in Baltimore and then went to Lincoln University, where the student body was all black and the faculty all white. Because the University of Maryland Law School refused to accept African Americans, Marshall’s mother pawned her engagement and wedding rings so he could attend Howard Law School. With the legislative and executive branches of government largely...