The new constitution!
yesterday, on March 1st, delegates wrote the constitution of 1836. It states that all freed people are able to own property and enter into contracts, however, they are barred from voting, holding public office, serving on juries, or testifying in court agonist a white man.
Texas voters have approved the constitution and elected James W. Thockmore as Governor of Texas. voters have returned confederate leaders into power. now the confederate leaders are refusing ratify the the two amendments.
black codes are now restricting the rights of African Americans. the black codes state the all Africans are not able to vote, serve on juries, or testify against a white man in court.