Following the end of the Civil War, former slaves and their allies forge new meanings of freedom and citizenship. The first black men take seats in the US Congress, in Southern state governments and on juries.
Discover how post-Civil War America was a new world. Learn how African Americans made political, social and economic progress in the face of violence.
Explore the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction's legal and political legacy.
Discover how African Americans in the 1900s fought back against revisionist history and racism using artistic expression.
Henry Louis Gates
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