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What happened to a slave if they were reading and writing?

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Justin Parker on May 14, 2019

If slaves were caught reading, writing, or learningto read and write they got punished. The punishments varried from whipping to cutting their hands! Probably will send codded messages to each other to find their way to freedom. raped or they had their thumb cut off so that it no longer could hold a pencil. The owners of slaves, generally frowned upon the slaves learning to read withoutauthorization. A slave caught doing so could be sold, whipped or,in the worst cases, killed. raped or they had their thumb cut off so that it no longer could hold a pencil. .


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