10 Slave Codes That Were Designed To Oppress and Humiliate Black People

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SlaveDanceand_MusicProhibited from Marrying

Whites did not recognize marriage between two enslaved people, as it made it easier for them to break up a family through selling. In the French colonies,¬†weddings between enslaved Blacks¬†had to be carried out only with the masters’ permission, and it had to be a Catholic wedding to be recognized.

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