3Rs Of A Different Time

Reconstruction, racism, and rights. Rebuilding a country after a brutal Civil War is difficult enough. But continued racism challenged the rights of many for over a century. The National Park Service preserves the places that gave African Americans hope and pride during this time. Explore the stories of perseverance and inspiration for those seeking a better future.

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Last updated: October 20, 2017