1896: Supreme Court upholds “separate but equal” in Plessy v. Ferguson

The court ruled that “separate but equal” accommodations on Louisiana’s railroads were constitutional, leading to legalized “Jim Crow” segregation in education, public parks, and libraries.

1896: Anselm J. McLaurin becomes Mississippi’s thirty-fourth governor

Governor Anselm J. McLaurin (MDAH Collection)
Governor Anselm J. McLaurin

McLaurin served from 1896 to 1900.

Link to the catalog

1896: Sons of Confederate Veterans formed in Richmond, Virginia

Previous: 1895

Next: 1897