Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

An online legal dictionary defines Black Codes as: "Statutes passed by pro-slavery, southern states of the USA before and after the civil war, to limit the civil rights of slaves or freed slaves...The pre-civil war black codes of Indiana and Illinois prohibited any "Negro" person from moving to those states. Other black codes prohibited interracial marriages. After the civil war, all former slaves states enacted black codes."

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