Apr. 13, 2017

Today's History Lesson, Project Uplift Literacy, Plessy vs. Ferguson

Separate and definitely unequal a Supreme Court that along with the Dred Scott decision in 1857 locked Black Americans into decades of heinous​ treatment by whites in America. Just yesterday a North Carolinian state legislator compared Abraham Lincoln to Adolph Hitler for his role in starting the nation on the path of a Civil War. Well, that path to the was brazened by the decision of the Supreme Court in 1857 by Chief Justice Roger Taney's court. The Plessey vs. Ferguson decision of 1896 locked Black Americans into certain inequality both social, civil, judicial, and economic with the effects still evident today in 2017. The 1954 Earl Warren Brown vs. Bd. of Education decision overruled the Plessy v. Ferguson decision but the tremendous​ ​ damage to people of color had already been done. Our history need not ever be a black mystery. Project Uplift Literacy, 2017