The Meridian Race Riot of 1871: the Failure of the Rickety Reconstruction

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

The Meridian race riot of 1871 illustrates the battles between freedmen and the KKK and other white supremacists in the South during the Reconstruction era.

The Reconstruction: Federal Army, Carpetbaggers, and Blacks in Office

This entry is part 6 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

Then, in 1875, federal army and the carpetbaggers leave, the KKK wins, Black Codes are put in place and the Jim Crow era begins. The Reconstruction is barely even mentioned in history textbooks.