Albion W. Tourgee

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Birthday
2, 1838
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
May 21, 1905 (67)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1838
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
May 21, 1905 (67)

About

American lawyer, writer, and civil rights activist who represented the plaintiff Homer Plessy in the landmark 1896 case Plessy v. Ferguson, which unfortunately upheld the 'separate but equal' doctrine in regards to racial segregation.

Before Fame

He fought in the Civil War and was twice wounded.

Trivia

He coined the phrase "color-blind justice."

Family Life

He and his wife moved to North Carolina after the war.

Associated With

President William McKinley named him the U.S. consul to France in 1897.