Black Codes - Black Codes Enacted in The South 1865 The Civil war had come to a close with the Union seizing the win and providing about 4 million

Black Codes - Black Codes Enacted in The South 1865 The...

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Black Codes Enacted in The South; 1865The Civil war had come to a close with the Union seizing the win and providing about 4 million slaves with the freedom they had only dreamt of. But unfortunately, Southern African Americans were now faced with a new obstacle during the reconstruction era. This document by W. L. Fleming, written in The Laws of Mississippi Documentary History OF Reconstruction, lists out all of the strict laws blacks were entitled to follow, or otherwise would be prosecuted. This article is an excerpt from the laws listed out for all African Americans to follow, and all whites to know to prosecute any upraise. These laws defied civil rights movements, and demonstrate the unfair, disobliging conditions that African Americans were forced tolive under. The codes were enacted under state legislatures in Mississippi and South Carolina. Southern whites enacted laws to regulate and control the lives of former slaves. These codes continued to separate blacks from whites, and left the blacks significantly inferior. Southern State governments to create sets or laws, or “black codes” to regulate blacks lives and continue to keep them racial inferior to whites. These served as a symbol in the south to “restore all of slavery but its name.” (The American Promise, pg. 421). President Johnson was in full support of the newly

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