9 Primary Source Reading: Black Codes

Click on the link to read excerpts from the Mississippi Black Code.

Be prepared to discuss the following:

  • What rights did the Black Codes extend?
  • What rights did the Codes prohibit?
  • What seemed to be the overall intention of the Codes?

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