Who is a Citizen? Our Nation’s First Racial Reckoning 1865-1924 Part I

This program was recorded on February 1st, 2022.

Join scholars from area colleges and elsewhere as they share their specialized knowledge and enthusiasm. It’s like hearing your favorite college professors again, without worrying about writing papers or taking finals!

Tuesday with a Scholar: Who is a Citizen? Our Nation’s First Racial Reckoning 1865-1924  with James Stewart

Racial Reckoning Part 1--How Black People Became Citizens; The South and the Nation: 1865-1876

From the end of the Civil War to the opening of the 20th century, Americans of several races and ethnicities struggled—often violently—over the question of who qualified for citizenship. In the end White people settled this question by deciding that they alone enjoyed full citizenship rights. The consequences of that decision continue to haunt us up to the present day.

This series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN with the financial support of the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries.

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