Homer Plessy's Discipline

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It all began on June 7, 1892 when Homer Plessy bought a train ticket from New Orleans to Covington, Louisiana (Davis 1). He sat down in the railroad car designated for whites only. The Conductor by the name of John J. Dowling acknowledged Plessy and questioned the coach he sat down in, based on his race (2). Homer Plessy was defying the social rules of the state which angered the Conductor who then asked him to move. Plessy declined the man’s order and Detective Chris Cain entered the scene. He was repeatedly asked to move again, but following his plan, Homer Plessy continued to refuse and was arrested at the scene. The detective brought Plessy to New Orleans’s Fifth Precinct station where he was charged with violating Louisiana's 1890 Separate

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