Chronology of Reconstruction - American History - Professor Holloway - Lecture 5 of 25 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, American History

Description: Inclosing decades of1800s, African Americans witnessedend of Reconstruction,Redemption ofwhite South, and increased threats to their political, economic, physical, and psychological well-being. Historians often refer to this era as"nadir,"lowest point, inpost-Emancipation black experience. But, as Professor Holloway explains in this lecture,oppressive realities of black life did not silencemost dedicated black activists. During this time, a new generation of black political and intellectual leaders, including Alexander Crummell, Anna Julia Cooper, and W. E. B. Du Bois, dedicated themselves to "uplifting" blacks politically, economically, and morally. As Professor Holloway reveals, uplift meant different things to different people, acting as both a subversive and conservative ideology Show more
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University: Yale University (CT)