Reconstruction and the African American Struggle for Equality in the South

Jun 22, 2020

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has said, "Reconstruction is one of the most important and consequential chapters in American history. It is also among the most overlooked, misunderstood and misrepresented." 

For an overview of this fraught era in American history, Dr. Walter Edgar is joined by Dr. J. Brent Morris, Director of the University of South Carolina at Beaufort's Institute for the Study of the Reconstruction Era, for a discussion of Reconstruction and its aftermath, beginning with the hopeful moment of  Civil War's end and Emancipation in 1865, and carrying through to 1915, when the nation was fully entrenched in Jim Crow segregation.

- Originally broadcast 04/05/19 -

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