Poll: Should Republicans Have Forced Reconstruction States to Allow Blacks to Serve on Juries?

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Should Republicans Have Forced States Under Federal Military Supervision to Allow Blacks on Juries?

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Pat Young

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Prior to the Civil War, no Southern state allowed blacks to serve on juries. After the war, some states passed "Black Codes" that barred blacks from juries. Even without new Black Codes, Southern courts did not empanel black jurors. As Radical Reconstruction moved forward in 1867, many Republicans considered ending the jury color bar an important protection for the freedpeople. Through legislation they forced the former Confederate states to allow blacks to serve on juries. At the same time, some states outside the South continued to exclude non-whites from juries.
 
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