General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, passed in 1890, providing for separate railway carriages for the white and colored races

from Justice Henry Billings Brown – Plessy v Ferguson on Rap Genius


The text of the law read:

Ah ha, hush that fuss
Everybody move to the back of the bus

This case said racial segregation was “okay” (constitutional) in America, provided the amenities were equal in status.

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