Artwork of the Celebration of Emancipation Day near Citadel Square in Charleston, South Carolina, Jan. 8, 1877. Americans remembered Reconstruction as a distinct era – whether as the jubilant moment of emancipation, a launching pad for true equality for blacks, or as a distressing historical aberration, one never to be repeated.
Artwork of the Celebration of Emancipation Day near Citadel Square in Charleston, South Carolina, Jan. 8, 1877. Americans remembered Reconstruction as a distinct era – whether as the jubilant moment of emancipation, a launching pad for true equality for blacks, or as a distressing historical aberration, one never to be repeated. ASSOCIATED PRESS
Artwork of the Celebration of Emancipation Day near Citadel Square in Charleston, South Carolina, Jan. 8, 1877. Americans remembered Reconstruction as a distinct era – whether as the jubilant moment of emancipation, a launching pad for true equality for blacks, or as a distressing historical aberration, one never to be repeated. ASSOCIATED PRESS

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