Louisiana governor pardons Homer Plessy, whose segregation protest went to the Supreme Court

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Louisiana's Louisiana's governor governor has has pardon pardon the the black black man man who's who's eighteen eighteen ninety ninety to to arrest arrest led led to to a a Supreme Supreme Court Court decision decision that that allowed allowed racial racial segregation segregation in in the the United United States States for for nearly nearly sixty sixty years years there's there's never never a a bad bad day day to to do do the the right right thing thing Louisiana Louisiana governor governor John John bel bel Edwards Edwards said said citing citing a a posthumous posthumous pardon pardon for for Homer Homer Plessy Plessy is is something something that that should should never never have have been been needed needed in in eighteen eighteen ninety ninety two two the the thirty thirty year year old old shoemaker shoemaker part part of of a a group group trying trying to to overturn overturn laws laws against against equal equal rights rights after after the the civil civil war war was was wide wide enough enough to to buy buy a a train train ticket ticket New New Orleans Orleans with with black black enough enough to to be be arrested arrested for for refusing refusing to to leave leave a a whites whites only only railroad railroad car car when when he he lost lost his his case case before before the the Supreme Supreme Court Court Plessy Plessy versus versus Ferguson Ferguson ushered ushered in in an an era era of of unabashed unabashed racism racism and and segregation segregation that that was was considered considered legal legal until until brown brown versus versus the the board board of of education education in in nineteen nineteen fifty fifty four four the the pernicious pernicious effects effects of of Plessy Plessy linger linger still still at at a a ceremony ceremony near near the the spot spot where where plus plus he he was was arrested arrested bel bel Edwards Edwards says says she she was was beyond beyond grateful grateful to to help help restore restore plus plus he's he's legacy legacy undefiled undefiled by by the the wrongness wrongness of of his his conviction conviction this this party party is is a a step step in in the the right right direction direction I'm I'm Jennifer Jennifer king king Louisiana's Louisiana's governor governor has has pardon pardon the the black black man man who's who's eighteen eighteen ninety ninety to to arrest arrest led led to to a a Supreme Supreme Court Court decision decision that that allowed allowed racial racial segregation segregation in in the the United United States States for for nearly nearly sixty sixty years years there's there's

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