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Sat Apr 6, 2019, 04:03 PM

RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR

ABOUT THE FILM
Henry Louis Gates Jr. presents a vital new four-hour documentary series on Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. The series explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years that composed the post-war Reconstruction era (1865-77) witnessed a seismic shift in the meaning and makeup of our democracy, with millions of former slaves and free black people seeking out their rightful place as equal citizens under the law. Though tragically short-lived, this bold democratic experiment was, in the words of W. E. B. Du Bois, a ‘brief moment in the sun’ for African Americans, when they could advance, and achieve, education, exercise their right to vote, and run for and win public office.





https://www.pbs.org/weta/reconstruction/?utm_source=TheRoot&utm_medium=PaidCustom&utm_campaign=reconstruction_2019

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Reply RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR (Original post)
Kind of Blue Apr 2019 OP
Sherman A1 Apr 2019 #1
Kind of Blue Apr 2019 #2
northoftheborder Apr 2019 #3
Kind of Blue Apr 2019 #8
SWBTATTReg Apr 2019 #4
Kind of Blue Apr 2019 #9
eShirl Apr 2019 #5
Kind of Blue Apr 2019 #10
bitterross Apr 2019 #6
demosincebirth Apr 2019 #7
Kind of Blue Apr 2019 #11

Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 04:05 PM

1. Thanks for posting

I will have to check my local station.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 04:10 PM

2. You're welcome, Sherman A1!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 04:30 PM

3. That looks really good - comes on here next week on PBS

Also the book he wrote on the same topic-----

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 05:26 PM

8. Thanks for that, northoftheborder

I didn't know of the book.

Yes, April 9th. I'm really looking forward to it!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 04:34 PM

4. Really, thanks for posting this. I can't wait to watch...I love Mr. Gates too. nt

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 05:30 PM

9. You're welcome, SWBTATTReg!

I'm so looking forward to it, too.

It's a miniseries, I think in 4 parts, so it's gonna go deep. Love it already!

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 04:44 PM

5. so looking forward to this

yay Skip

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Response to eShirl (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 05:32 PM

10. LOL! Didn't know Skip is Gates' nickname.

Yup! I'm looking forward to it, too. Skip always produces quality documentaries.

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Response to Kind of Blue (Original post)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 04:56 PM

6. Lincoln's biggest mistake was not hanging the generals and politicians.

 

Lincoln's biggest mistake during Reconstruction was being too nice. He should have hung every single Confederate general and politician for treason. Yes, it would have made things uncomfortable then. But maybe it would have prevented a lot of the stupidity we have now. People who get hanged for treason rarely have schools and roads named for them. They rarely have statues erected in their honor.

The South, where I am from, was let off the hook too easily.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 05:22 PM

7. Thank you! I have been saying that thoughout most of my 80 years on this earth. Officers that were

graduates of the Military academies should have been the first ones hung starting with Lee, then Davis.

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Response to bitterross (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 6, 2019, 05:38 PM

11. bitterross...


I agree and a group of traitors killed him. I wonder sometimes if Reconstruction would have lasted longer and the affects truly lasting if he'd lived.

But we're at the beginning of changing the major hidden narratives that can't be denied.

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