This workshop will explore the era and legacy of Reconstruction in American history and society, from the aftermath of the war to the role it plays in current issues today. We will discuss the effects of Reconstruction on African American and Native American communities, its civic and legal legacies, memory of the period and of the violence that followed, and local heroes who fought for civil rights in the wake of the Civil War.
The workshop runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. This program is open to all K–12 educators. Teachers can earn 67.5 Professional Development Points and 2 graduate credits (for an additional fee).