Here’s a panel discussion held at the 2016 Lincoln Forum Symposium regarding the freedmen during Reconstruction. This is a really good discussion featuring Professor Edna Green Medford of Howard University, Professor Douglas Egerton of LeMoyne College, and Professor Joan Waugh of UCLA.
The video’s description reads, “Historians talked about what life was like for Freedmen after the Civil War and the overall successes and failures of Reconstruction. They spoke about educational opportunities, land redistribution, and voting rights, as well as the politics behind these Reconstruction measures. This panel was part of the annual Lincoln Forum Symposium.”