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Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

Description

Henry Louis Gates Jr. hosts this four-hour documentary exploring how the United States emerged from the Civil War and slavery. Featuring interviews with historians, authors and other experts, the film explores the transformative years following the Civil War through the rise of Jim Crow segregation. The film also looks at blacks in art, music, literature and culture and the surge of political activism that eventually leads to the rise of civil rights organizations.

Upcoming Episodes

  • Following the end of the Civil War, former slaves and their allies forge new meanings of freedom and citizenship; the first black men take seats in the U.S. Congress, in Southern state governments and on juries. (120 minutes)

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  • As America enters the 1900s, Southern propaganda and racist imagery saturate popular culture. (120 minutes)

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