Odyssey: The Reconstruction Period—Beginning of the Civil Rights Movement

The turbulent period of Reconstruction following the American Civil War has long been misunderstood. This historical era witnessed the first attempt by the U.S. government to promote racial equality after centuries of slavery. The class will explore issues dividing the nation in the post-war years, such as the congressional Reconstruction efforts, impeachment of Andrew Johnson, movements to promote political and civil rights, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan. It will also discuss the myths associated with this era and why the period is so relevant to understanding race relations in America today.

918.188.01 via Zoom
Thursday, March 11; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30 (one session)

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission; spouse for 50%. Unfortunately, you cannot register online and receive the discount. For registration information, email bhebron@jhu.edu.