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        Law and Order

        This Slavery by Another Name educational unit focuses on the laws and statutes including the Black Codes, vagrancy statutes, pig laws and Jim Crow enforced by Southern states after the Civil War to assert control over newly freed blacks. Students will examine Black Codes and Jim Crow laws and analyze their impact on blacks in the decades after the Civil War. Students will make connections between these laws and the rise of forced labor and may analyze a labor contract. Finally, students will make contemporary connections between state statutes and legislation that potentially impact civil rights.

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        Jim Crow

        This excerpt is from a StoryCorps oral history that features descendants Tonya Groomes, her father Bill, and her daughter Lauren. Groomes is a descendant of Green Cottenham, a young man who was charged with vagrancy and forced into labor, only to die shortly thereafter. His story is featured in the film and also provides the primary arc for Douglas A. Blackmon’s book Slavery by Another Name. As a family, they talk about how the freedoms of blacks were limited through oppressive laws like Jim Crow.

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        Arriving in Goodwater

        This film clip from Slavery by Another Name tracks the arrival of John Davis, a 23-year-old who traveled to Goodwater, Alabama where he was subsequently forced into labor.

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        Big Business

        In this excerpt from the book Slavery by Another Name, author Douglas A. Blackmon writes about the role of some local officials in forced labor — and the financial profits that they gained from their involvement.

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        The Origins of Black Codes

        In this Slavery by Another Name video clip, Historian Mary Ellen Curtin explains the origins of Black Codes and how they were local laws to subject free people to systems of control. This video clip discusses how the Black Codes emerged and the purpose that they served in limiting the freedoms of blacks.

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        Black Codes

        This Slavery by Another Name video clip discusses the Black Codes, vagrancy statutes, and other oppressive laws. These laws, passed in Southern states in the wake of the Civil War, significantly limited the freedoms of Blacks who were recently granted citizenship. Note to Educators: It is most effective to view “Black Codes” and “Pig Laws and Imprisonment” in succession.

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        Laws and Imprisonment

        This video clip from Slavery by Another Name analyzes the mandates and impact of the pig laws. These laws, passed in Southern states in the wake of the Civil War, also significantly limited the freedoms of Blacks who were recently granted citizenship. Note to Educators: It is most effective to view “Black Codes” and “Pig Laws and Imprisonment” in succession.

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