(Cover photo by Bob Cesca: The Virginia Monument, Gettysburg, PA.)

The Banter Long Read: The violation was known as "vagrancy." If you were a black man in the South following Reconstruction, and you were unable to show proof of employment on-demand to the police, you could be arrested and delivered into what Douglas Blackmon, author of Slavery by Another Name, called "Neo-Slavery"... Word count: 2139

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