Revisiting Race and Reconstruction: What is the Federal Goverment Role?

Speakers: Eric Foner and John Hope Franklin

Eric Foner and John Hope Franklin, best-selling historians, discussed federal efforts to effect change relating to race relations, as well as issues relating to race during periods of reconstruction. They provided historical perspectives on various federal government reconstruction efforts from the post-Civil War ear to the present (i.e. the Civil Rights Movement and hurricane Katrina) with some of the lessons for the present.

Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, moderated.

The seminar was taped by C-SPAN and is available for purchase for $29.99 (DVD format) from their store. The product id is 191827-1 and can be found by doing an advanced search.

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