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01.06 Face of Freedom: Assignment

Explain how freedoms for African Americans were socially, politically, and economically limited from 1865 to 1900?"

Even thou the 13 amendment outlawed slavery in 1865 most of the majority still had the mind set of slavery and how things were so because of that people still threated black people very rudely and no one wanted to hire and pay a black Negro to work when they had previously owned him/her. For this very same reason made the blacks very economically poor it also maintained a cheap source of farm labor and they were paid very low wages and when cotton production slowed significantly during the civil war and market prices were cut in half
Politically blacks were limited because it was still clear that the black codes were still a problem to free slaves these codes made it illegal for African Americans to carry weapons or vote .They were not able to serve in the juries in court or testify in court against or protect them self’s One very serious crime was to marry a white man/women some white people thought it was biblically wrong to marry a black man/woman and it was immoral they thought of them self as pure and blacks were impure .
Socially, as they were more interested in forming a black community rather than integrating with the whites. However, I mean, it is still pretty awful to be treated like you’re not a being worthy enough to drink out of the same water fountain or attend the same school based on skin color. Blacks were subjected to many dehumanizing things socially speaking. Oh, and let’s not forget the KKK harassed, intimidated, and killed black people. They basically couldn’t escape being tormented and the black codes were not complete gone till 1868 and then the Jim Crow laws came in 1876 in created racial segregation laws that separated white people and black people in schools, parks, and hospitals and even on the railroads. The blacks were treated very badly white kids were given new textbooks and

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