Latest issue of The Atlantic explores untold stories of the Reconstruction Era
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The December issue of The Atlantic is all about the Reconstruction Era – the time period after the Civil War and before Jim Crow laws took over, when Black life flourished in the South. Here in Louisiana, Black-owed businesses prospered, multiple people of color were elected to the state Legislature and educational opportunities were readily available.
Vann Newkirk is a senior editor at The Atlantic who contributed to the special edition, “To Reconstruct the Nation.” He hosted the “Floodlines” podcast about Hurricane Katrina in 2020. He joins us to talk about the untold stories of Reconstruction, and their lasting impacts.
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