Violence and Hatred - Let Us Have Peace | Reconstruction 360

In 1868 Ulysses S. Grant was elected president with the slogan, “Let us have peace.” But across the South, white resistance to Black citizenship during Reconstruction often turned violent, leading to the rise of white vigilante groups, including the Ku Klux Klan.

Reconstruction 360 uses a 360 degree video platform as a storytelling device that lets the audience step inside pivotal Reconstruction events. By clicking on icons within the 360 video the user can access short documentaries that offer the perspectives of multiple characters, historians and descendants. Reconstruction 360 also includes lesson plans, curriculum standards and primary documents. This module, Violence and Hatredis situated in Memphis, Tennessee in May, 1866, during a terrible event known as the Memphis Massacre, in which at least 46 Black Memphians were murdered by members of a White mob.