Plessy v. Ferguson | The Gilded Age (1865-1898) | US history | Khan Academy

Plessy v. Ferguson was an 1896 Supreme Court case concerning whether “separate but equal” railway cars for black and white Americans violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. In this video, Kim discusses the case with scholars Jamal Greene and Earl Maltz. To learn more about US Government and Politics, visit Khan Academy at To read more about constitutional law, visit the National Constitution Center’s website: On this site, leading scholars interact and explore the Constitution and its history. For each provision of the Constitution, experts from different political perspectives coauthor interpretive explanations when they agree and write separately when their opinions diverge.

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