“If Slavery Has Been Over for 150 Years, How Can it Still Affect Us?” From Slavery to Jim Crow

Discussions over race in American history have become heavily politicized over the last year in the wake of social and political unrest, yet how can we begin to understand our current racial climate without understanding the history behind it?

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Public historians are often asked, “If slavery ended more than 150 years ago, how can it possibly still have meaning today?” This presentation examines the long legacy of the end of slavery, emancipation, the missed opportunity of the Reconstruction period, and the rise of Jim Crow.


African American Civil Rights

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