Black Activism During Reconstruction

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Black activism rose greatly during the Reconstruction. Before the dreadful Civil war, African Americans could vote in only the higher Northern states, because of segregation Sadly, they had no office holders. Because of this, many blacks organized Equal Rights Leagues throughout the South, during the first two years of the Reconstruction. Regulating the lives of freed people, the Congress created “black codes”. Black activism grew a lot! Radical Reconstruction lasted from 1867 to 1877. During this period, Congress gives blacks status and rights to citizenship. Interestingly enough, these rights originated from the 14th and 15th Amendments. Including those mentioned before, it also included the right to vote. Amid many Southerners, these African
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