In 1896, there was a white man sitting next to another man on a train car in Louisiana. They were having a wonderful conversation that soon turned towards their origin stories. The country was going through changing times, known as Reconstruction. In, 1896 there was a situation in Louisiana About this black man called Plessy, who was one-eighth black.The situation happened on a train car in Louisiana from a white man who was outraged when he found out that this man was black. He kicked him out of the train car, then the black man took his anger to court and changed America. That black man's name was Plessy and the Plessy v. Ferguson court case began because Plessy violated the Louisiana 1890 separate-car law. So, later that year, Plessy went to court to argue that the "Separate Car Act" violated the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution. After several more years in 1954, this started five more court cases, like Brown vs. Board of Education. The Brown v. Board case used the ruling set by the supreme court of the Plessy v. Ferguson case to abolish the separate but equal law in Topeka, Kansas; this had short and long term effects of changing America.
The separate but equal law led to unfairness throughout the South. Things were very separate, but they were not equal at all. The NAACP wanted things to change, so they formed a legal team for the case that became Brown v. Board of Education. The long-term effects had all started from a third-grader named Linda Brown. Linda Brown attended an all black school that she lived very far from. To get to school, Linda Brown had a tough time because she had to cross railroad tracks and cut through people's property. Plessy vs Ferguson had been unfair for many years until Linda's father was upset and wanted to change the problem that his daughter had to go through so much trouble for her go to school, so he was the one to bring the case against the plaintiff.