Defeat of Reconstruction and the Betrayal of Black Freedom Part Two

Wilde, Alan
http://www.icl-fi.org/english/wv/1040/reconstruction.html

Publisher:  Workers Vanguard
Date Written:  21/02/2014
Year Published:  2014  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16248

During Reconstruction, black people fought to assert their American-ness. Throughout the South, it was blacks and their allies who would march, parade and celebrate the Fourth of July, but not out of gross and vulgar American patriotism. Rather, it was part of a struggle to uphold the ideals of freedom and liberty that came with the Civil War and the promise of equality that came with Reconstruction.

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