From Civil War to Civil Rights

Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., led a discussion on African-American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. He… read more

Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., led a discussion on African-American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. He also talked about his book, A More Perfect Union: Advancing New American Rights. Mr. and Mrs. Mescher recreated an early Civil War scene in which a Campbell County, Virginia, citizen exhorted citizens to join him in forming the 46th Virginia Infantry, Company I. Mr. Mescher spoke again dressed as a Confederate soldier. Interpreters also recreated the all-black 54th Massachusetts Infantry that fought in the Union Army. Abolitionist Frederick Douglass was also portrayed. The program ended with the audience participating in a question-and-answer session.

This event was part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference, held in the Washington, D.C., convention center. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
166347-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 28, 2001
Last Aired:
May 30, 2011

Airing Details

  • Sep 28, 2001 | 1:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 28, 2011 | 9:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 29, 2011 | 4:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 30, 2011 | 5:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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