Performance Task

Using the documents shown on this site, write a response to the Plessy (1896) decision as if you were one of the three scholars mentioned in the Contemporary Scholars section (including Douglass despite his death in 1895).

Be sure to include:

  • Evidences from the current legislation at that time (Amendments, acts of Congress, etc)
  • Examples of African American equality already taking place throughout the United States
  • the same tone and rhetoric matching that of the black scholar you are writing as