During the Civil War King had served as a captain in Ferguson's cavalry brigade in the Confederate States Army. In the letter he describes criminal activities of his former commander, S. W. Ferguson. He claims that in September 1864 (at the time of...
This article discusses the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Plessy versus Ferguson, which upheld a Louisiana law that required separate railroad cars for white and African American passengers; the court considered this...
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