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.
3Rs Of A Different Time
The Reconstruction Era Network
The Reconstruction Era National Historic Network is a collection sites throughout the nation with a documented connection to Reconstruction.
Reconstruction Era NHP
Visit Reconstruction Era National Historical Park in Beaufort County, SC
The Civil War
Reconstruction emerged in the aftermath of the Civil War, and the National Park Service preserves many sites associated with the conflict.
Learn about the struggle for Civil Rights after the Reconstruction Era
Last updated: September 14, 2021