African American Black Codes

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After the civil war life for the average African American changed fairly little. After they were freed by the 13th amendment African Americans were now being controlled by black codes, which limited their rights just as slavery did. If African Americans failed to abide by these ‘black codes’ they would be arrested for false reasons and forced into involuntary servitude. On top of this they were being terrorized by the K.K.K. who hung blacks left and
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