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Slavery by Another Name

The Origins of Black Codes

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 31s

Historian Mary Ellen Curtin explains the origins of Black Codes and how they were local laws to subject free people to systems of control.

Aired: 02/12/12

Rating: NR

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