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Louisiana gov posthumously pardons Homer Plessy, man behind from 'separate but equal' Supreme Court ruling

Louisiana gov posthumously pardons Homer Plessy, man behind from 'separate but equal' Supreme Court ruling

Louisiana’s governor on Wednesday posthumously pardoned Homer Plessy, the Black man whose arrest for refusing to leave a whites-only railroad car in 1892 to protest racial segregation sparked the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that cemented “separate but equal” into law for half a century.