African American Civil Rights: From Reconstruction to Right Now
The evolution of this nation toward freedom and equality for all is a story full of tension, turmoil and triumphs. From the end of the U.S. Civil War to our present day times, explore the journey of African American citizens toward the country's founding vision of a more perfect union. Each week throughout the month of February, we’ll be sharing a new virtual tour dedicated to the story of African American civil rights from Reconstruction through today. This program features four themes: Reconstruction, Rights, Revolution and Right Now, explored through online museum exhibits, videos, collections from Yale's archives, virtual visits to historical sites around the country and live events. Join the Academy Conversations Study Group hosted by the YAA Board of Governors, and explore these tours through weekly Zoom discussion sessions with fellow alumni.