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Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow @ Central Library

Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War. When slavery ended in 1865, a period of Reconstruction began, leading to such achievements as the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. By 1868, all persons born in the United States were citizens and equal under the law. But efforts to create an interracial democracy were contested from the start. A harsh backlash ensued, ushering in a half century of the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow.

Presented by New-York Historical Society.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 Show more dates
All Day Event
Central Library
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  Black History     Display/Exhibit  


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