Contributing to a NYT Room for Debate forum on Reconstruction

This spring The New York Times’s editor for the Room for Debate contacted me about writing a comment in response to the question: How Should Americans Remember the Post-Civil War Period? I wrote that we should account for the racial atrocities of the white terror groups.

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Too much Celebration, Not enough Education. Or Why we Need to Rethink BHM

Reblogged from From the Square

It happens every term. An enthusiastic African American student comes up to me after lecture, bursting with frustration over the disparity between what they learned about black history from K-12 or popular culture and what they learn from my history course. Several years have yielded a collection that includes: “Why don’t they teach this in grade school?” “This class makes me think Black History Month is a total joke.”

 

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