Part one of a special series, Race With History: Between Civil War and Civil Rights produced by Alan Lipke and Jude Thilman.
Race with History is a glimpse into a little know part of our past a chronicle of struggle, terror and triumph, told through the words of the people who lived these events. This is a history written in fire. It is a history that continues to shape our lives today.
Part One: How the South Won The War (1865-1876) /How the South Won the War/ covers the founding of the Ku Klux Klan by ex- Confederate officers and the Reconstruction period. Historical myths such as the Klan ‘saving the South’ from carpetbagger incompetence and corruption, and the brutality of the Freedmen are considered in the light of new testimony by ex- slaves and others.
For more information, you can visit www.racewithistory.org