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South Carolina African Americans – Stereotypical Black Crimes

Also see: African-Americans - Reconstruction - 1865-1900 Main Page

Written by Michael Trinkley of the Chicora Foundation

Crimes that Blacks Were Stereotypically Expected to Commit

The 1895 South Carolina constitution disqualified potential voters if they had been convicted of certain crimes that whites thought were prevalent in the black community. A voter would not be disqualified for murder, but would be ineligible to vote if convicted of such crimes as adultery, bigamy, fortification, receiving stolen goods, burglary, obtaining goods or money under false pretenses, assault with intent to ravish, or miscegenation.


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