How does a brief period 150 years ago become a flashpoint in our modern culture wars? It does if the same issues of racial equity, working-class organization and democratic control persist. And if activist groups like Black Lives Matter effectively raise them yet again. In this episode of Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond looks at what’s most important to know about the post-Civil War era called “Reconstruction,” and at the educators creatively teaching that era in the face of organized right-wing attempted repression.
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