Reconstruction and Jim Crow Laws

Here’s Dr. Henry Louis Gates at the National Constitution Center talking about Reconstruction and moving on to the Jim Crow era. It’s pretty good.

The video’s description reads, “Historian Henry Louis Gates talked about Reconstruction, which lasted from the end of the Civil War until 1877, the amendments passed during this time to promote equality for African Americans, and the subsequent Jim Crow laws and other measures used in southern states to re-establish white supremacy. The National Constitution Center hosted this event.”

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