Garner v. Louisiana Case Brief

Facts of the Case

“In Louisiana places of business that catered to both white and African-American patrons, petitioners Garner and two others, all of whom who were African-American, took seats at lunch counters where only white persons customarily were served, and they remained quietly in their seats after being told that they could not be served there. They made no speeches, carried no placards and did nothing else to attract attention to themselves, except to sit at the lunch counters. They were not asked to leave by the proprietors or their agents