New Orleans-based “Citizens’ Committee

1891

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

http://www.micourthistory.org/speeches_vignettes.php?id=12

http://www.micourthistory.org/pdfs/newsletters/fall2001.pdf

Caldwell case against Railroads

http://railroads.unl.edu/documents/view_document.php?topics[0]=Segregation&per_page=20&page=2&id=rail.gen.0050

The Case of the Louisiana Traveler: http://www.soc.umn.edu/~samaha/cases/van%20woodward,%20plessy.htm

 

 

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

http://books.google.com/books?id=QWBhzg7AQPwC&lpg=PA80&ots=xecQCCBPSE&dq=minnesota%20civil%20rights%20association%201891&pg=PA80#v=onepage&q=minnesota%20civil%20rights%20association%201891&f=false

(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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