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Friday, February 26, 2021

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow: A Virtual Presentation with Dominique Jean-Louis (Fri. 26 Feb, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow: A Virtual Presentation with Dominique Jean-Louis

February 26th at 7:00PM

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow. You will receive a Zoom invitation via email approximately 1 hour before the program.

Event Link: https://bit.ly/2OgumRz

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