About the Program
Douglas Egerton, history professor at LeMoyne College, presents a history of America during Reconstruction. The author reports that during this time close to 1,500 African-Americans assumed public office; including the first African-American U.S. Senators, Hiram Revels and Joseph Hayne Rainey and Jasper J. Wright who sat on South Carolina’s Supreme Court. Douglas Egerton speaks at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.