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.