The history of race in America encompasses questions of freedom, justice, equality, and citizenship. Explore topics including the Reconstruction era, the once-influential theories of eugenics, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and current struggles over racial equity.
A political cartoon printed during The Reconstruction Era in Harper's Weekly depicting the intimidation techniques that the Democratic Party used to suppress southern black votes in the election of 1876.
Third-grade teacher, Jane Elliott meets with her former class to discuss the experiment on discrimination she conducted 15 years earlier and the effects it had on their lives. She also gives the lesson to employees of the Iowa prison system.