This Week in Reconstruction, March 19-24, 1866

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This Week in Reconstruction, March 19-24, 1866


The Civil Rights bill continues to make its way through the Houses and the Dispatch is certain that the President will sign it into law despite the objections of white southerners. African Americans see social progress within the federal government but see a stark lack of progress in their own states, as states like North Carolina continue bounding out freedmen to their former masters. Despite the federal illegality of such events, many southerners resist the progress of reconstruction and try to thwart its progress. Farmers in Virginia refuse to pay the wages of African Americans for the year of 1865, and many Southern whites still reject legislation meant to provide for racial equality.


March 19-24, 1866


Justin Barlow