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.

Session Participants

Panelist: Eric Foner, Columbia University

Panelist: Turkiya L. Lowe, National Park Service

Panelist: Julia Marchesi, McGEE MEDIA

Panelist: Kate Masur, Northwestern University