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Black and Republican: Vicissitudes of a Minority Twice Over in the North Carolina House of Representatives, 1876-1877


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During the first state legislature to meet in North Carolina after Reconstruction, thirteen black assemblymen served and were informed through words and actions that Democrats would do everything possible to undo the progress that had been achieved during Reconstruction. The legislature passed racially restrictive laws in its 1876-1877 session that encouraged racial discrimination and restricted the rights of black citizens.
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