Category: <span>Historical Profile</span>

A profile of the Reconstruction Era which began a few years before the end of the American Civil War and extended about a decade after its end. From 1863 to 1877 the federal government intervened in the South to clarify and defend the rights of the newly freed as well as to set guidelines for readmitting Confederate states to the Union and their establishment of new governments. With the federal government under the control of Radical Republicans (aka Radical Reconstructionists) new amendments and progressive changes were made to clarify citizenship and expand civil rights.

Historical Profile

A profile of the profound abolitionist and author Frederick Douglass which covers his childhood, escape from slavery, abolitionism, and later life.

Historical Profile

A profile of the Buffalo Soldiers, a moniker used to describe the six all-Black regiments that were created after the Civil War who fought in the Indian and Spanish-American Wars and protected the national parks.

Historical Profile

A profile of Pauli Murray, a civil rights activist who became a lawyer, co-founded the National Organization for Women (NOW), and later became the first Black female Episcopal priest.

Historical Profile

A profile of Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian novelist who wrote stories about interactions between Africans and colonialists but set himself apart by telling them from the perspective of Africans.

Historical Profile