Rule : Formal Essay. 1 page. Part one. This week we are looking at the Black codes or laws that were enacted after the Civil War to oppress African Americans and prevent equality for people of color. For the follow up (Marriage Equality). http://www.altoarizona.com/history-of-racist-us-laws.html#marriageequality. Look at the website that explains the History of Racist Laws in America. Pick one law listed on the website “History of Racist Laws in America” and summarize the law for your peers. Do not limit yourself to only laws against African Americans…any law that goes against an American’s right for equality has a dramatic effect on the society as a whole. Part two. First watch the PBS video: Reconstruction: A Moment In The Sun: www.pbs.org/video/2365472571/ 1 page. *Give detailed, analytical examples of how the ex-slave society tried to stop the advancement of African Americans after the Civil War. Recommended sites for sources(Library) Reconstruction: The Second Civil War – Archival sources on Reconstruction – Special Field Order No. 15, at the Freedmen & Southern Society Project at the University of Maryland.