Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

Hour 1:  Experience the aftermath of the Civil War — a bewildering, exhilarating and terrifying time. African Americans who had played a crucial role in the war now grapple with the terms and implications of Reconstruction and their hard-won freedom.

Hour 2:  Discover how post-Civil War America was a new world. For African Americans, support for their social, economic and political gains did not last. The 1876 presidential election deals Reconstruction a blow as the forces of white supremacy ascend.

December 6 @ 20:00
20:00 — 22:00 (2h)