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Plessy v Ferguson  

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Primary Sources for Justification

Here are sources that you saw in my powerpoint and additional ones that you can look at and learn from.


What do you think?

We are now 16 years into the 21st century. Has the legacy of the 19th and 20th century problems of racism, sexism, and discrimination been solved?


Documents for Plessy v Ferguson

The documents connected with this assignment can be found below.


Books to Supplement Plessy v Ferguson

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One Crazy Summer - Rita Williams-Garcia
ISBN: 9780060760892
Publication Date: 2010-01-26

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Fire in the Streets - Kekla Magoon
ISBN: 9781442422308
Publication Date: 2012-08-28

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My Life with the Lincolns - Gayle Brandeis
ISBN: 9780805090130
Publication Date: 2010-03-16

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A Tugging String - David Greenberg
ISBN: 0525479678
Publication Date: 2008-10-16

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Devil on My Heels - Joyce McDonald
ISBN: 038590133X
Publication Date: 2004-05-11

Edmodo Question

To post on Edmodo you must join the group.  To find the code run your mouse over the Supreme Court document above.  Note there are small groups for Plessy v Ferguson that are named for your teacher and hour.  Be sure to begin your post with your First name, Last initial, Teacher, Hour.  Your post should include your final # (Number) and a strong response to Justice John Marshall Harlan's soliloquy.

Justice John Marshall Harlan's Dissent

"In the eye of the law, there is in this country no superior, dominant, ruling class of citizens. There is no caste here.  Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.  in respect of civil rights, all citizens are equal before the law...the destinies of the two races, in this country, are indissolubly linked together, and the interests of both require that the common government of all shall not permit the seeds of race hate to be planted under the sanction of law." 

Justice John Marshall Harlan


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