America after the Civil War
2 DVDs (widescreen)
Highlighting the struggles of African Americans who fought their way out of slavery and challenged the nation to live up to the founding ideals of democracy, freedom, and equality, the programs move from the initial period after the Civil War when blacks could build businesses, become educated, exercise their right to vote, and run for public office, to the former Confederates’ backlash that resulted in rampant violence and a rollback of voting rights.
7 and up
Color and black-and-white
Total time: approximately 240 minutes