The Reconstruction Period - Beginning of the Civil Rights Movement

Dates:March 11, 2021
Meets:Th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:Online Zoom
Instructor:Robert Baer
Fee: $30.00

Thurs., Mar. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST

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Course Description

The turbulent period of Reconstruction following the American Civil War has long been misunderstood. This historical era witnessed the first attempt by the U.S. government to promote racial equality after centuries of slavery. The class will explore issues dividing the nation in the post-war years, such as the Congressional Reconstruction efforts, impeachment of Andrew Johnson, movements to promote political and civil rights, and the birth of the Klu Klux Klan. It will also discuss the myths associated with this era and why the period is so relevant to understanding race relations in America today.