Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Slave Codes of the State of Georgia, 1848

Slave Codes of the State of Georgia, 1848

SEC.. II. MINOR OFFENCES.

11. Punishment for teaching slaves or free persons of color to read. -- If any slave, Negro, or free person of color, or any white person, shall teach any other slave, Negro, or free person of color, to read or write either written or printed characters, the said free person of color or slave shall be punished by fine and whipping, or fine or whipping, at the discretion of the court.

4 comments:

  1. Learned people are very hard to enslave. I cry to see what happened to these people for so many centuries. May they rest in peace, our dear forefathers and mothers.

    Andrew Ssempala Ssengendo
    Uganda, East Africa.

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    1. r u A from pretty little liars

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