Scholars discuss the legacies of the Reconstruction era as part of Facing History and Ourselves’ work on the period.
Through a video-based activity, students examine America’s struggle for a stronger democracy during Reconstruction and today.
Investigate aspects of President Andrew Johnson’s plans for Reconstruction that outlined how to bring former Confederate citizens and states back into the Union.
Learn about the accomplishments of the first interracial legislature in Mississippi from the account of John Roy Lynch, a freedman who served in the state’s House of Representatives.
Get the print or PDF version of our unit designed to a lunch a course on US history, literature, or civics through an investigation of identity.