The Role Of Interracial Marriage In Early America

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Marriage is, and has always been, a symptom of a society’s behavior. From the early settlements of America, when segregation was clearly established and accepted in early America’s society, we could see a reflection in those days’ marriage since it was completely forbidden for a white person to marry a person of color. Banishment was the punishment for such action and in some places, like Mississippi, the black person would be imprisoned for life (1865). Furthermore, Article VIII of the Louisiana Black Code forbade slaves to get married without permission of their slave master. It was not until 1967 when Anti-miscegenation laws finally considered unconstitutional that interracial marriage was forbidden.

Racial discrimination is not the only

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