Henry Louis Gates Jr. Seeks to Reconcile History and Truth in 'Reconstruction'


May 7, 2019 - 5:00

[caption id="attachment_75301" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Henry Louis Gates Jr. (courtesy of PBS).[/caption] The extent to which Americans are willing to face the truth of the past--in the fullness of its tragedy and triumph--is the extent to which there’s hope that society can collectively achieve freedom and liberation. This is especially relevant for our understanding of the history of the post-Civil War period known as the Reconstruction...

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