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Reconstruction: PBS Documentary Screening & Discussion

June 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a free event previewing Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s RECONSTRUCTION: AMERICA AFTER THE CIVIL WAR followed by a panel discussion.

This new documentary takes a broad view of the Reconstruction era and its aftermath, beginning with the hopeful moment of war’s end and emancipation in 1865 and carrying through to 1915, when the nation was fully entrenched in Jim Crow segregation.

Panel Participants:
Heather Bryson, Ph.D, Valencia College
Olabisi Olakulade, Historian and Educator at Shule Adetude
Michael Perkins, Museum Manager, History Center
Kevin Washington, Ph.D, African Centered Psychologist, Author and Pastor

Moderated by:
Josie Onifade Lemon Allen, Bridge the Gap Coalition & The Justice Project
Jae Fortune, The Pine Hills Partnership & WHPB-FM 98.5 The Wire

Free child care and dinner is provided for children 4 years and up. Limited space available, please register to reserve a place for your child.

Corporate support for “Reconstruction: America After The Civil War” was provided by Johnson & Johnson. Major funding was also provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Ford Foundation; The Gilder Foundation; Lloyd Carney Foundation; Dr. Georgette Bennett and Dr. Leonard Polonsky CBE; and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.


June 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Orange County Regional History Center
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