Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Irish Sis

Irish Sis, originally uploaded by ujima.

March 17, 1863 Homer Plessy, a Black businessman and civil rights activist, was born. In 1892, Homer Plessy challenged a two-year-old streetcar law that separated passengers traveling on trains in Louisiana. His action made him a plaintiff and defendant in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case of Plessy vs. Ferguson in 1896. The Supreme Court upheld the statute of "Separate but Equal" and unfortunately this landmark decision eventually was used to justify segregation in education, public accommodations, and transportation.

Woke up & got up when I heard Sis talking.
She had come to bring Mom some fruit.
Grapes. Green of course for St. Patty's Day.

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