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.
Learn about the religious landscape of colonial America to better understand religious freedom today.
Examine the rise of nativism and anti-Catholic prejudices in the 1800s in the US and consider connections to issues surrounding religious freedom today.
Read an excerpt from the transcript of the Savannah Colloquy, a meeting between Union officials and Savannah’s black community in January 1865.
Investigate Eleanor Roosevelt’s description of the differences between the way Americans and Soviets viewed personal freedoms and rights in this excerpt of her speech delivered at the Sorbonne.
Democratic Party paramilitary groups also emerged in South Carolina during the 1876 state and national campaigns. There, members of these groups called themselves the “Red Shirts.” Their official battle plan called for Democratic clubs armed with rifles and pistols.
South Carolina governor Daniel Chamberlain sends a request to President Grant in 1876 for Federal intervention after the massacre at Hamburgh.