This Week in Reconstruction, May 23-31, 1866

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This Week in Reconstruction, May 23-31, 1866


Blacks start to unite more frequently and protest injustices. Through establishing their own churches, fighting segregation at railroads and churches, attempting to be farmers, participating as witnesses in court, and raising funds for war damage, they start to strengthen their role in society. Reconstruction appears to be making no progress until the new Reconstruction Plan is finally agreed upon; the first section declares a Civil Rights act constitutional, and the second section declares universal suffrage necessary if the South wants representation in Congress. The South suffers under heavy taxation; businessmen and merchants are struggling. The Richmond Relief Association hands out a limited number of rationing tickets to families in need.


May 23-31, 1866


Brooke Beam