7 minutes | Oct 6th 2020

The Past is Prologue | Introduction to Season 2

After the Civil War, the nation set about the hard work of correcting the inequities of the political, social, and economic legacy of slavery and to solve the problem of getting the southern states readmitted to the Union. This period of American history is known as Reconstruction.

Every social and governing condition that was the subject of protest and discrimination in twentieth (and twenty-first) century America had their roots in this era. Long before the Civil Rights Movement reached its heyday on the national scene, lawyers and judges had already taken the first steps on the journey towards a more perfect union. In Season 2, we explore the legal efforts connected with the four issues from Reconstruction that continue to haunt our national psyche.

 

Derrick Alexander Pope, J.D., HostTerrass Misher, Producer

 

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