The Reconstruction era,1861-1898 the historic period in which the United States grappled with the question of how to integrate millions of newly freed African Americans into social, political,economic, and labor systems, was a time of significant transformation. The people, places, and events in Beaufort County, South Carolina, reflect on the most important issues of this tumultuous time period.
What does freedom mean?
An Unmet Promise
Beaufort, South Carolina and the surrounding Lowcountry played a crucial role in the development of the Reconstruction Era.