Explore 1877-1896, with the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction’s legal and political legacy. Southern sharecropping, convict leasing, disfranchisement and lynchings drew a “color line” limiting opportunities and destroying lives.
Watch Reconstruction: America After The Civil War Part 3 April 16 at 9:00 p.m. on WCVE/WHTJ/WVPT. Check listings for additional air-times.
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years that composed the post-war Reconstruction era (1865-77) witnessed a seismic shift in the meaning and makeup of our democracy.