Adult Education

What’s Jim Crow Got to Do With Me?

Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction Era brought unprecedented advances toward equality and full citizenship for African Americans. But much of this progress was reversed in the Jim Crow Era, when social and political systems supporting white supremacy were reinstated. This seminar explores the 50-year history of black citizenship following the Civil War. It includes a guided, interactive session on how Americans continue to reckon with this history today. Our guest instructor, Dominique Jean-Louis, is a doctoral candidate in U.S. history at New York University. She is a curatorial project historian at the New-York Historical Society, where she worked on the current exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow.