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Reconstruction | Part 2, Hour 2
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Season 2019
Episode 3
Hour three of the series examines the years 1877-1896, a transitional period that saw...
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RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR

Reconstruction | Part 2, Hour 2

Season: 2019
Eps: 4

The turn of the century is known as the ‘nadir’ of race relations, when white supremacy was ascendant and African Americans faced both physical and psychological oppression. Racist imagery saturated popular culture and Southern propaganda manipulated the story of the Civil War and Reconstruction. But African Americans found ways to fight back, using artistic expression to put forward a “New Negro”

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