An Academy Special: Reconstruction to Right Now

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 2021, we shared a new virtual tour dedicated to the story of African American civil rights from Reconstruction through today. This program featured 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.  Explore these tours, content, and conversations on-demand from the Yale Alumni Academy.