The companion book to the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s exhibition, Make Good the Promises: Legacies of Reconstruction, this collection of essays by a group of distinguished historians explores the impact of Reconstruction, its triumphs and short comings related to voting rights, education, the judicial system and more. Dr. Greg Carr, Howard University, will moderate a discussion with the book’s co-editors Kinshasha Holman Conwill, NMAAHC’s Deputy Director and Paul Gardullo, NMAAHC Curator, along with essayists Hasan Jeffries, the Ohio State University and Kidada Williams, Wayne State University. Books are available courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises.

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