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Leading legal scholars and historians, including Allen Guelzo, Martha Jones, Darrell A. H. Miller and Kurt Lash discuss the story of Reconstruction, with a particular focus on the intellectual origins, drafting, ratification, and original understanding of the 14th Amendment; the “forgotten Founders” who fought for its ratification and sought to make its promise a reality; and why this key period can be thought of as America’s “Second Founding.” Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., moderates.

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