The United States Capitol 1866 Blacks and Whites Celebrate the Passage of Civil Rights Amendment
1866 The Capitol: A Great America, in the Making!
An 1866 illustration from Harper’s Weekly shows white women, White Union soldiers and African Americans celebrating new legislation in the Galleries of the House of Representatives in the Capitol. The 14th Amendment, that gave former enslaved people and landless white men full citizenship. (Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives)
Join World Renowned Historian and Professor, Manisha Sinha as she lectures on the History of The U.S.Capitol; Georgia's Black Reconstruction Legislators: Aaron A. Bradley; The Caning Of Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of Congress: John Brown, Bleedy Kansas, Border Ruffians...
Join www.BlackHistoryUniversity as we welcome Manisha Sinha for another brilliant lecture on The United States Capitol during the Reconstruction Era.
1. Georgia Reconstruction Legislators: Aaron A. Bradley
2. Senator Charles Sumner
3. John Brown: Sumner, Border Ruffians
4. The Capitol Celebration during the Passage of the
1866 Civil Rights Amendment.
Chair in American History
University of Connecticut
Department of History