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FROM-- SET ONE, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

Black Codes Of Illinois Questions

Question # 6

Was Illinois a safe-haven for runaway slaves?  Read Section 22 to hear of how a slave owner in Illinois had to allow his "contracted" black person to go to the courthouse to register.  If "of age" he could be set free.  What would happen to the slave before he went to the courthouse? Click Here and find section 22.


Slavery and Slave Trade in Illinois- The Old Slave House, Gallatin County, Illinois

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