North Carolina's Anti-Literacy Law of 1830

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(1830). No slave to teach another to read.

If any slave shall teach or attempt to teach, any other slave to read or write, the use of figures excepted, he or she may be carried before any justice of the peace, and on conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to receive thirty-nine lashes on his or her bare back.