As part of our black history month series, a discussion about reconstruction. Historians Eric Foner and James Horton and the descendant of a reconstruction-era politician join Kojo to talk about important historical details of the period and its legacy, which is still being felt today.


  • Eric Foner Professor Columbia University, specializes in Civil War and Reconstruction
  • James Oliver Horton Professor of American Studies and History at George Washington Univerity
  • Carole Ione Author and descendent of black reconstruction South Carolinian legislator
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