Louisiana board votes for pardon of Homer Plessy, namesake of 1896 Supreme Court “separate but equal” ruling affirming segregation (CORRECTS: A previous APNewsAlert erroneously reported that the board had pardoned Plessy; the decision now goes to the governor.)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana board votes for pardon of Homer Plessy, namesake of 1896 Supreme Court “separate but equal” ruling affirming segregation (CORRECTS: A previous APNewsAlert erroneously reported that the board had pardoned Plessy; the decision now goes to the governor.).

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