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Explain the following quote as it applies to Reconstruction:
“The slave went free; stood a brief moment in the sun; then moved back again toward slavery.”
In response, identify the purpose of Reconstruction in the South after the end of the Civil War. Then decide why voting and owning land was so important to newly freed African Americans. Demonstrate how Southern leaders were able to deny African Americans their rights and the reasons for the denial of those rights.
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  1. This quote means that the slave looked back and was free and got to stand in the sun and saver how he is a slave no mo"

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  2. Okay, well thanks

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  3. @writeteacher?

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  4. I disagree with Becky's answer. The slave, in this quote, represents all slaves. After the Emancipation Proclamation, most African Americans sunk into poverty -- and in a sense enslaved by their lack of land.

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    Ms. Sue
  5. Thank you so much Ms.Sue!

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  6. You're welcome, Ellie_Fan.

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    Ms. Sue
  7. A quote for land

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  8. It may mean that even though the slave was free, he returned to slavery because he'd still be treated as a slave. MMany Southerners disagreed with blacks getting equal rights, so there were many laws created such as the black codes, Jim Crow laws, among many others that prevented freed colored people from getting equal treatment. Maybe being a slave was easier that being free and being treated worse.

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  9. I think the slave in this quote represents all slaves and how they were getting more rights after the civil war but then segregation happened and they were treated as if they were still slaves.

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  10. I think maybe it means that he stood in the sun free...but went back because being a slave is all they knew? I am not quite sure. But that is how I read it. Good luck, try to update us to know what it really means. ha

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