Homer Plessy

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Birthday
17, 1862
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Mar 1, 1925 (62)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
17, 1862
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Mar 1, 1925 (62)

About

Creole who violated Louisiana's racial segregation laws. The court's decision against him influenced the legalization of racial segregation everywhere in the U.S..

Before Fame

He was arrested after buying a first-class train ticket and sitting among white passengers.

Trivia

The Plessy & Ferguson Foundation of New Orleans organization was founded in his honor in February 2009.

Family Life

His parents were both French-speaking Creoles.

Associated With

He and Ruby Bridges were both seminal figures in civil rights history in New Orleans.