African Americans During The Reconstruction Era

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During The Reconstruction Era (1865-1867), freed slaves faced new injustices. The black codes were created after the Civil War. The Southern states of the United States created these codes to restrict black from being completely free after slavery was abolished. These codes included making blacks signs labor contracts and if they refused they would have to work with no wages. They had to choose between signing a contract for the whites and being underpaid or refusing to sign and risk being arrested and work for free. The white were not happy of the idea of free blacks so they found a way to continue slavery (under their own rules). They would arrest blacks for anything minor and use them to work to pay their debt. The later day Jim Crow laws

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