"FROM SLAVE TO STATESMEN"
PRESENTED BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Event Type: Special Event
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Join us in commemorating Black History Month with this free program from the National Park Service on how African Americans rode a wave of reform to some of the most important political offices in the land for a few years between Reconstruction and the beginning of the Jim Crow era. Roughly 2,000 took office on the state, local and federal level, and nearly a dozen former slaves served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. These trailblazers faced mistreatment and intimidation from both the public and their fellow lawmakers, but also served as some of the nation’s most prominent advocates of racial equality.
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Library: Barrett Branch Library