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Reconstruction in the American South #TeachingInquiry

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Civics +2 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old), Post-Secondary

This collection contains images, lithographs, and written documents pertaining to the period of Reconstruction. Reconstruction marks the period in American history beginning in 1863 and lasting through 1877. This collection will help to better understand the role Reconstruction played in re-establishing race relations and enfranchising African Americans, but also the struggles African Americans faced in upholding their rights. People who view this collection will be able to analyze and respond to the question "Was Reconstruction successful?" #TeachingInquiry

Freedmen's Bureau Digital Collection

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Octavius Catto

National Portrait Gallery

Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction

National Portrait Gallery

Reconstruction of the South

National Portrait Gallery

Andrew Johnson

National Portrait Gallery

Radical Members of the South Carolina Legislature

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Cabin from Point of Pines Plantation in Charleston County, South Carolina

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Pinback button featuring a campaign portrait of Senator William B. Nash

National Museum of African American History and Culture