Sunday, May 22, 2022
This law of 1872 allowed Confederate leaders and officials who fought against the Union to hold office. After Reconstruction ended and federal troops left the South, the very people who fought to suppress the rights of Black people could now control their state governments to limit and deny those rights.
- Video titled You Ought to Know: Oscar Dunn
- Monumental: Oscar Dunn and His Radical Fight in Reconstruction Louisiana by Brian K. Mitchell, A graphic history informed by newly discovered primary sources, Monumental resurrects, in vivid detail, Louisiana and New Orleans after the Civil War--and presents an iconic American life that never should have been forgotten.