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- New England Book History | Facebook September 28, 2020
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- Africa’s looted art | DW Documentary September 28, 2020
- Could We Survive An Asteroid Collision? | Final Target | Spark September 28, 2020
- What if Earth were unique? | DW Documentary September 28, 2020
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- Empire History at Oxford | Faculty of History September 28, 2020
- Britain and Its Empire (Online) | Oxford University Department for Continuing Education September 28, 2020
- Colonialism and historic slavery report | National Trust September 28, 2020
- The grim truth behind Britain’s stately homes | CNN Travel September 28, 2020
- LIVE Coronavirus Pandemic: Real Time Counter, World Map, News September 28, 2020
- NYT Obtains Two Decades Of Trump’s Tax Returns Revealing Years Of Tax Avoidance | MSNBC September 28, 2020
- Trump’s Tax Returns Revealed | 10 News First September 28, 2020
- Donald Trump sought control over his father’s will and estate, causing family crisis – Washington Post September 28, 2020
- US President Donald Trump paid no income tax for 10 years, says New York Times report | ABC News September 28, 2020
- President Trump paid only $750 income tax, bombshell report reveals September 28, 2020
- The Brutal War For the Amazon (Big Business Documentary) | Real Stories September 27, 2020
- 10 Essential Lessons Every Gardener Needs to Follow for Success + Garden Tour September 27, 2020
- Student Covid outbreaks were modelled and “entirely predictable” says government adviser – B BC News September 27, 2020
- Joe Biden says Supreme Court nomination is a “threat to democracy” – BBC News September 27, 2020
- Living Without Working September 27, 2020
- 6 Crucial Races That Will Flip the Senate | Robert Reich September 27, 2020
- Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist: Kate Raworth September 27, 2020
- Rogue Asteroid will impact Earth’s Gravity in close encounter September 26, 2020
- Some Troubling and Enduring Thoughts of a Balliol ‘Old Boy’ on the Focus, Direction and Value of PPE at Oxford September 26, 2020
- Greta and eight young activists on climate crisis PLUS more from Greta’s world debut at COP-24 September 25, 2020
- Teaching Africa: Towards a Transgressive Pedagogy (Explorations of Educational Purpose (9)): George J. Sefa Dei September 24, 2020
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- Sacred Rice: An Ethnography of Identity, Environment, and Development in Rural West Africa (Issues of Globalization:Case Studies in Contemporary Anthropology): Joanna Davidson September 24, 2020
- Plenary of the 2020 Virtual Forum on Fossil Fuel Supply and Climate Policy September 23, 2020
- Fauci counters Trump’s claim COVID-19 vaccine is around the corner September 23, 2020
- Anand Giridharadas – The System Isn’t Broken, It’s Fixed September 23, 2020
- Wolff Responds: US Coups Against Latin American Socialists – A Historical Lesson September 23, 2020
- The Irish Slaves: Slavery, indenture and Contract labor Among Irish Immigrants: Rhetta Akamatsu September 23, 2020
- Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States: James C. Scott September 23, 2020
- Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen: Linda M. Heywood September 23, 2020
- A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution: Toby Green September 23, 2020
- Innovation Conversations | University of Oxford September 23, 2020
- Innovation Conversations: Written in Stone with Professor Jonathan Prag September 23, 2020
- Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society (Pub lished by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the Universi ty of North Carolina Press): Cécile Vidal September 22, 2020
- A History of West Central Africa to 1850 (New Approaches to African History): John K. Thornton September 22, 2020
- Will They Turn New Mexico Into Nuclear Waste Dump? (w/ Kevin Kamps) September 22, 2020
- Has The Media Learned Nothing from 2016? September 22, 2020
- New Frontline Documentary ‘The Choice 2020’ Looks At The Lives Of Donald Trump & Joe Biden September 22, 2020
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- “A National Tragedy”: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Friend & “Favorite Client” Remembers the Legal Icon September 21, 2020
- “RBG”: Film Director Reflects on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Lifelong Fight for Gender Equity September 21, 2020
- Remembering RBG: Legal Giant’s Death Sparks Furious Fight in D.C. over Vacant Supreme Court Seat September 21, 2020
Daily Archives: April 17, 2019
Published on Mar 29, 2019
Official website: https://to.pbs.org/2U7XbRu | #ReconstructionPBS See how our past affects our present with this inside look of Reconstruction with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reconstruction: America After the Civil War premieres Tuesday, April 9 at 9/8c.
Experience the aftermath of the Civil War — a bewildering, exhilarating and terrifying time. African Americans who had played a crucial role in the war now grapple with the terms and implications of Reconstruction and their hard-won freedom.
Published on Apr 6, 2019
‘Stony the Road’ author Henry Louis Gates Jr. points to the Reconstruction era for another example of an alt-right movement and a president who refused to denounce white supremacy.
A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind.
The abolition of slavery in the aftermath of the Civil War is a familiar story, as is the civil rights revolution that transformed the nation after World War II. But the century in between remains a mystery: if emancipation sparked “a new birth of freedom” in Lincoln’s America, why was it necessary to march in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s America? In this new book, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., one of our leading chroniclers of the African-American experience, seeks to answer that question in a history that moves from the Reconstruction Era to the “nadir” of the African-American experience under Jim Crow, through to World War I and the Harlem Renaissance.
Through his close reading of the visual culture of this tragic era, Gates reveals the many faces of Jim Crow and how, together, they reinforced a stark color line between white and black Americans. Bringing a lifetime of wisdom to bear as a scholar, filmmaker, and public intellectual, Gates uncovers the roots of structural racism in our own time, while showing how African Americans after slavery combatted it by articulating a vision of a “New Negro” to force the nation to recognize their humanity and unique contributions to America as it hurtled toward the modern age.
The story Gates tells begins with great hope, with the Emancipation Proclamation, Union victory, and the liberation of nearly 4 million enslaved African-Americans. Until 1877, the federal government, goaded by the activism of Frederick Douglass and many others, tried at various turns to sustain their new rights. But the terror unleashed by white paramilitary groups in the former Confederacy, combined with deteriorating economic conditions and a loss of Northern will, restored “home rule” to the South. The retreat from Reconstruction was followed by one of the most violent periods in our history, with thousands of black people murdered or lynched and many more afflicted by the degrading impositions of Jim Crow segregation.
An essential tour through one of America’s fundamental historical tragedies, Stony the Road is also a story of heroic resistance, as figures such as W. E. B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells fought to create a counter-narrative, and culture, inside the lion’s mouth. As sobering as this tale is, it also has within it the inspiration that comes with encountering the hopes our ancestors advanced against the longest odds.
- Inside Look | Reconstruction: America After the Civil War | PBS
- Henry Louis Gates Jr.: The Reconstruction Is As Relevant As Ever