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Unformatted text preview: never really got to be real sharecroppers. What a pity, there just isn't any equality for blacks during this time. The Black Codes represented a way to keep control over the blacks in south. Really blacks in the south had not rights or power the little that they had was very small. Violence and discrimination did not end it continued. Black codes defined the relationship between white an black societies as the whites were superior. Freedmen gained the right to earn wages for their work, the right to assemble with others in their family, free speech, and suffrage. They lost the right to own their own land. It seemed as if they lost all their rights or never really had any. So the black codes were written in an upscale way to still allow whites to have blacks in an upscale slavery....
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