Reconstruction and Public History
Thursday, April 2, 2020, 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Type: Offsite Session
Pre-registration required | Limited to 40 (SOLD OUT)
Transportation to the National Museum of African American History and Culture is at the discretion of the attendee.
One hundred and fifty years after the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment, the era of Reconstruction remains in the public eye. A major PBS documentary, exhibit space at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and a new Reconstruction Era National Historical Park in South Carolina all testify to an outpouring of public history connected to Reconstruction. This session features a conversation among historians and practitioners of public history about the challenges and opportunities posed by Reconstruction.
Panelist: Eric Foner, Columbia University
Panelist: Turkiya L. Lowe, National Park Service
Panelist: Julia Marchesi, McGEE MEDIA
Panelist: Kate Masur, Northwestern University