Reconstruction

Gates Talks Reconstruction in Beaufort

April 22, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
Gates

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. joined South Carolina ETV's Beryl Dakers in Beaufort, South Carolina to discuss his latest project, Reconstruction.

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | What Reconstruction Meant to Freedwomen

April 16, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
Freedwomen

Under slavery many African-American women had to work as field hands, or in the slave owners’ homes, doing domestic chores and raising the white children. Freedom meant that black women became mistresses of their own homes and could devote themselves to their families and...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | White Landowners and the Transition to Free Labor

April 16, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
White Landowner

After the war, the South, and the nation, faced the question of how to make the transition from slave to free labor. Most former slave owners insisted that they should get their land back and maintain control over their workers, even if they had to use force. Freedpeople...

Deconstruct the Reconstruction - The Winners

April 9, 2019 - Posted in Education by Kimberly Singletary
Deconstruct the Reconstruction

In support of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s debut of the Reconstruction: America after the Civil War documentary, the ETV Education Division promoted the creation of teacher and student created content centered on important themes from the Reconstruction Era. The Deconstruct the...

Reconstruction Virtual Classroom Event with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. - Now Available On-Demand

April 5, 2019 - Posted in Education by Bette Jamison
Reconstruction Virtual Classroom Live Streaming Event, with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., April 5th at 8:30 AM

In support of Henry Louis Gates’ debut of the Reconstruction: America After the Civil War documentary.

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | The Role of the Freedmen’s Bureau

April 4, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
Freedmen’s Bureau

The Freedmen’s Bureau had responsibility for every aspect of the lives of formerly enslaved people, and was in charge of land that came under federal control during and after the Civil War. In 1872, Congress shut the Freedmen’s Bureau down, but today Freedmen's Bureau...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | The Importance Of Land To Freedpeople

April 3, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
White landowner on horse

After the war, the South, and the nation, faced the question of how to make the transition from slave to free labor. Most former slave owners insisted that they should get their land back and maintain control over their workers, even if they had to use force. Freedpeople...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | The Impact of Reconstruction on Children’s Lives

April 2, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
African American family - Reconstruction era

Enslaved people did not have full rights to their children, or control over their lives. When freedom came, parents could take an active role in the upbringing of their children, leading to stronger parental bonds and more stable families. Reconstruction 360 is a digital...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | Forty Acres and a Mule

April 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
Kate Masur

Historian Kate Masur explains the origins of 40 Acres and a Mule, a famous phrase that many have heard but may not fully understand. It originated in the early days of Reconstruction, when General Sherman issued Field Order 15, giving thousands of freed people abandoned...

Reconstruction: South Carolina and the Nation After the Civil War

April 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The first black U.S. senator and first black House members were elected by Southern states during Reconstruction.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has said, "Reconstruction is one of the most important and consequential chapters in American history. It is also among the most overlooked, misunderstood and misrepresented." Gates' new four-part television series for PBS, Reconstruction:...

RECONSTRUCTION 360 | Descendants Face Loss of Historic Land to Development

March 29, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Betsy Newman
Freewood Farms

Reconstruction 360 is built on a 360 degree video platform that features a reenactment set on a farm in 1865. The reenactment was shot at Freewoods Farm, a living farm museum in the Freewoods community near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Today, the descendants of the...

Deconstruct the Reconstruction Contest

February 28, 2019 - Posted in Education by Kimberly Singletary
Deconstruct the Reconstruction Contest graphic

SCETV Education presents the “DECONSTRUCT THE RECONSTRUCTION" CONTEST! Showcase your talents and skills … In support of Henry Louis Gates’ debut of the Reconstruction: America After the Civil War documentary, the ETV Education Division is promoting the creation of teacher...

RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR Premieres Tuesdays, April 9 & 16, 2019 on PBS

February 5, 2019 - Posted in SCETV
Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Four-Hour Film Explores the United States’ Emergence from the Civil War and Slavery, and the Era’s Thwarted Vision for an Interracial Democracy That Haunts the Country More Than 150 Years Later RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR , a new four-hour documentary...

Let’s Go! | Woodrow Wilson Family Home

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Woodrow Wilson Home

The Woodrow Wilson Family Home is South Carolina's only remaining presidential site. The home is now a museum featuring the history of Reconstruction. The home was built in 1871 when, at the age of 14, “Tommy” Woodrow Wilson and his family moved to Columbia. According to...

Let’s Go | Mann-Simons Site

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
Mann-Simons Site

On the corner of Marion and Richland streets in downtown Columbia stands the Mann-Simons site. The Mann-Simons Site was a collection of commercial and domestic spaces owned and operated by the same African American family from at least 1843 until 1970. Only one house stands...

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