• Video
  • July 15, 2020

The Black Codes: A Clip from FOURTEEN

In this clip from FOURTEEN, the Center’s newest theatrical production, which sheds light on the Reconstruction era and the ratification of the 14th Amendment through dramatic interpretation of original texts, performers share sections of the Black Codes from the Reconstruction era and the response of African Americans to the rise of these laws. African Americans used petitions, like the one in the clip from the South Carolina Colored Convention.

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