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"Separate but equal" was not a constitutional doctrine. It was based on the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision of the US Supreme Court, which found that states can constitutionally enact legislation requiring persons of different races to use “separate but equal” segregated facilities. 
Johnson didn't file and win the suit alone. And having a landmark decision carry your name is much greater than a bridge naming, IMO.
The fountain and plaza surrounding the government center is named for Gortatowski since it was constructed with funds he left to the city for construction of parks. Read the cast stones. D'oh!
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