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Anti-literacy law

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Anti-literacy law

Anti-literacy law is legislation outlawing the teaching of literacy to a group or groups of people.

In the United States

Anti-literacy law was in force in many slave states before and during the American Civil War regarding slaves, freedmen, and in some cases all people of color.[1] These largely came into force following Nat Turner's slave rebellion.


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