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Albion W. Tourgee

American lawyer, writer, and civil legal rights activist who represented the plaintiff Homer Plessy in the landmark 1896 case Plessy v. Ferguson, which inturn upheld the ‘split but identical’ doctrine when it comes to racial segregation. He fought in the Civil Battle and was double wounded. He coined the expression “color-blind justice.” He and his wife transferred to NEW YORK after the battle. Leader William McKinley called him the U.S. consul to France in 1897.

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