The Constitution and Equal Rights

Following the end of the Civil War, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments were passed - each addressing the rights of the formally enslaved.… read more

Following the end of the Civil War, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments were passed - each addressing the rights of the formally enslaved. Michael Bellesiles, author of Inventing Equality: Reconstructing the Constitution in the Aftermath of the Civil War, examined the ideals expressed in the U.S. Constitution and the challenges the country has faced in trying to live up to those ideals. The National Archives provided the video for this program. close

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The Constitution and Equal Rights

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Program ID:
509714-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 21, 2021 | 9:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 15, 2021 | 11:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Mar 21, 2021 | 9:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 22, 2021 | 1:36am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 27, 2021 | 1:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 09, 2021 | 7:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 09, 2021 | 11:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 10, 2021 | 5:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 15, 2021 | 11:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3