Black Codes

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American History

 

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Ricardo S

 

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July 28, 2014

 

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University

 

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Any unemployed black could be arrested and charged with vagrancy. The ones that did work had hours, duties, and types of jobs dictated to them. Codes were also developed to restrict blacks from becoming successful. They discouraged owning and selling property, and raising and selling their own crops...
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Blacks were often prohibited from entering town without written permission from a white employer. A black found after 10 p.m. without a note could be arrested. Permission was even required from a black's employer to live in a town! Section 5 of the Mississippi Black Codes states that every second January, blacks must show proof of residence and employment...
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