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What is BLACK CODE

A name given collectively to the body of laws, statutes, and rules in force in various southern states prior to 1805, which regulated the institution of slavery, and particularly those forbidding their reception at public inns and on public conveyances. Civil Rights Cases, 109 U. S. 3, 3 Sup. Ct. 18, 27 L. Ed. 835.

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