The Purpose Of The Black Codes

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The black codes were laws passed by legislatures to restricted the right of the free African Americans The purpose of the black codes was to keep the freed slave in a servitude state to ensure cheap agricultural labor they made it a crime for blacks to be out after a certain hour or carrying a weapon of any kind the could also be arrested for speaking loudly in the presences of woman also the could be arrested for selling their own farm product after dark If a black people had a job a permit need it to be purchased but if they didn’t work they were accused of vagrancy once convicted they could be hired out to work for someone and they would not have to pay for labor work, the black codes vary from state to state but they all had the same purpose
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