“RECONSTRUCTION: THE UNFINISHED WAR”
Exhibit opens January 18, 2017 and will be on display through December 31, 2017.
This exhibit will discuss the unfinished issue of equality among the races in the reunited states. The fighting came to an end in the spring of 1865, but the bitterness remained, leaving many in the southern states unable to accept that the Confederacy was gone. Former slaves were now able to hold political office and demand equality under the law as citizens of the United States. The reconstruction of a fractured nation would be a long and difficult road to travel, a journey that continues to this day.