Plessy v. Ferguson: Primary Source Analysis Activity


In 1896, the Supreme Court’s decision in Plessy v. Ferguson established the “separate but equal” doctrine. This decision affirmed the practice of legal segregation in the United States, particularly in the “Jim Crow” South.

The attached activity provides students with an opportunity to analyze two primary sources. Click on link to download document: Plessy v ferguson Analysis Activity


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