Seizing Freedom Episode 9: They Can't Keep Me Out
As African Americans ventured into entrepreneurship following emancipation, their success was met with overwhelming vitriol and violence from their white counterparts throughout the nation, resulting in Black Codes that make their advances toward equality all the more difficult.
Still, in the face of these challenges, freed people persisted in their pursuit of livelihoods, organizing around their common goals for equal opportunity under the law. These early efforts resulted in sweeping changes in Congress that would lay the foundation for years of civil rights endeavors to come.
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