Teaching and Learning About Reconstruction

This Teaching Tolerance article An Intersectional Session from Reconstruction talks about the lessons from the reconstruction era and includes a series of links to teaching plans, history and lessons learned from this period of time.  The article includes discussion on how to teach violence to young people, how blacks fought for public education for all, how the term ‘intersectionality’ came into being, how race, gender and class oppression has informed and shaped us. Henry Louis Gates’ documentary: Reconstruction: America After the Civil War explores the history.