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Over the next four years, Plessy's case ...
Over the next four years, Plessy's case would work its way through the legal system until it landed on the steps of the United States Supreme Court. To his supporters, the case served as a signpost for America's future: Would "Jim Crow" statutes, such as the Separate Car Law, continue to define black and white relations in the approaching twentieth century or would blacks finally be able to experience freedom?
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Tim McNeese is an associate professor of history at York College in York, Nebraska