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Contributions to Reconstruction Beaufort can be made to The Reconstruction Beaufort Fund in care of The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry [FEIN 57-0756987]. If sending a donation by check please mail to PO Box 23019 Hilton Head, SC 29925. 

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Content and Resource Center

Our Resources section provides access to bibliography, background materials, time lines,  milestones of the period and many photos and  images.  The list will be organic as we collect stories, images, and other appropriate information.

 

We welcome items that may be useful to others and hope you will share them with us and those using this resource page.  Please submit information to: info@reconstructionbeaufort.org for review and inclusion as additional resources.

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Commemorating Post-Civil War Reconstruction in National Parks

Historians talked at the American Historical Association Annual meeting in January 2018, as recorded on C-Span, about the challenges of interpreting the post-Civil War period in the national parks and about the first Reconstruction-era monument in Beaufort, South Carolina.

 

Click on the picture to the left to watch the video. 

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Why Study Reconstruction?

The Reconstruction era was a pivotal moment in American history. Civil rights were set in motion as Americans grappled to rebuild after the division and trauma of the Civil War, raising essential questions about freedom and democracy. Video is from the website Facing History And Ourselves.

 

 

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left to watch the video. 

 

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Beaufort County Library: Reconstruction Period in Beaufort County

This list of selective materials and links was compiled by Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA, Beaufort District Collection Manager. 

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Presidential Proclamation -Establishment of the Reconstruction Era National Monument

Establishment of the Reconstruction Era National Monument by President Barack Obama 

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Images from Reconstruction

Collage of images extracted from archives on the Reconstruction Era.

Reconstruction Era National Park

"The Reconstruction era, 1861-1898, was the historic period in which the United States grappled with the question of how to integrate millions of newly freed African Americans into social, political, economic and labor systems. The historical events that transpired in Beaufort County, South Carolina, make it an ideal place to tell stories of experimentation, transformation, hope, accomplishment, and disappointment."

-National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Reconstruction Era National Monument