Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (A conversation with Henry Louis Gates & Eric Foner)

In 2019, Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents a vital new documentary series on Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. The series explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years that composed the post-war Reconstruction era (1865-77) witnessed a seismic shift in the meaning and makeup of our democracy, with millions of former slaves and free black people seeking out their rightful place as equal citizens under the law.

Mr. Gates will show a 20 minute segment from the documentary and then be joined in discussion by author and historian Eric Foner

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