Primetime Adventures Thursday 6/23

Charlie Plummer presents Reconstruction: The People and Politics Following the Civil War

According to Dr. Plummer, the challenging prospect of rebuilding the South and transitioning four million newly-freed blacks from slavery to a free-labor society fell to the Army’s “Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands” established in 1865. The Freemen’s Bureau plan was a good one, notes Dr. Plummer, “until the politiicans got involved.” Dr. Plummer’s lecture examines the role of the federal government in protecting citizens’ rights, and the efforts for economic and racial justice in the years following the “War Between the States.”

June 23 at 2PM