Comparing The Black Codes And The Ku Klux Klan Society

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Throughout history, African Americans have been physically and emotionally degraded as human beings by the whites. Even after the Civil War, a vast number of Southern whites refused to accept African Americans as freed individuals and continued to treat them with great hatred. As seen through the Black Codes and the Ku Klux Klan society, it revealed whites’ attempt to re-establish regional dominance over the black community. During 1865 and early 1866, many state legislatures in the South passed the Black Codes. These new set of laws continued to oppress African Americans and prevented them from living freely. One of the primary purposes of the creation of the Black Codes was to grant whites control over their former slaves. The codes also

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