New Orleans-based “Citizens’ Committee


New Orleans-based “Citizens’ Committee

1891-1896 becomes involved with the New Orleans-based “Citizens’ Committee To Test the Constitutionality of the Separate Car Law” organization and appointed their chief counsel in a legal struggle culminating in the US Supreme Court decision, Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896.

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Ferguson v Gies, 1892

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The Case of the Louisiana Traveler:,%20plessy.htm



Minnesota Citizens Civil Rights Committee (test Jim Crow car law)

(page 80 in book, They Chose Minnesota)

Other groups in MN: Minnesota Protective and Industrial League (1887), Afro American League (1889), Western Appeal (newspaper – edited by John Q. Adams, formerly of Louisville)

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