Distinguished historian Peniel E. Joseph offers a powerful and insightful new interpretation of this country’s recent history. The racial reckoning that unfolded in 2020, he argues, marked the climax of a Third Reconstruction: a new struggle for citizenship and dignity for Black Americans, just as momentous as the movements that arose after the Civil War and during the civil rights era. The conversation will be moderated by Robert Samuels, co-author of His Name is George Floyd and a national political enterprise reporter for the Washington Post. Signed books will be available for sale courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises. 

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