70 years before Brown v. Board of Education, Tape v. Hurley in 1885 was a landmark court case in California in which the Court found that the exclusion of a Chinese American student, Mamie Tape, from public school based on her ancestry unlawful. Subsequent state legislation passed after the school board lost its case paved the way for the establishment of a separate but equal segregated school, Plessy v. Ferguson (1896).


  • Title: Tape v. Hurley
  • Date Created: 1885
  • Rights: Public Domain
  • Medium: Photograph

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