The Reckoning: Facing the Legacy of Slavery in America

Episode Five: Aftermath

November 11, 2020

Kentuckians fought on both sides of the Civil War but came together at war’s end to oppose a common foe—newly emancipated African Americans yearning for education, dignity, and a decent living. In the process, the state pioneered restrictive racial laws that became models for the rest of the South. 

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