150th Anniversary of Reconstruction
Historians and authors talked about the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction and examined the challenges faced in the post-Civil War era of reunifying and rebuilding the Union. They spoke about the role of the Freedmen’s Bureau, the impact of carpetbaggers, and the importance of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments. Due to audio difficulties at the beginning of the program, this discussion was joined in progress. close
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David W. Blight Director Yale University->Gilder Lehrman Ctr. for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition
Eric Foner Professor Columbia University->History
Harold Holzer Director Hunter College->Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute
Edna Greene Medford Professor Howard University->History Department
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