Episode 2 - Black Reconstruction in America, Part 1
Guests: Nathan Ryan (left) and Debbie Southorn (right)
Host(s): Page May
Length of Podcast: 51:09
Release Date: Monday, March 13, 2017
On today's episode, we'll be speaking with Nathan Ryan of Grassroots Collaborative, and Debbie Southorn of the People's Response Team, about Black Reconstruction in America: 1860 - 1880, the most important book you'll ever read! Assigned as essential reading to many local, Chicago organizers by long-time Chicago organizer and prison abolitionist Mariame Kaba, this book details the role that Black people played in reconstruction after the Civil War, when Black people were freed from slavery and began reconstructing American society.
What was reconstruction?
What are some of the gains made by Black people in this time?
What is the potential of reconstruction?