America's Reconstruction: The Untold Story




Beaufort, SC


July 5-25, 2022


3 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




“America’s Reconstruction: The Untold Story” is a three week summer institute for K-12 educators from July 5-25, 2022. Through seminars led by top scholars and study trips to locations in the South Carolina Lowcountry, educators will learn more about one of the most neglected and misunderstood periods in US history: the post-Civil War era of Reconstruction. We will closely examine three broad themes over the course of the institute, including: (1) the Old South and wartime “prelude” to Reconstruction (2) the Reconstruction era and its aftermath, and (3) American historical memory, the “Second Reconstruction” (Civil Rights Movement) and the place of Reconstruction memory in modern America.

Project Director(s)

Brent Morris

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Michael Allen; David Blight; Vernon Burton; Emory Campbell; Melissa Cooper; Mari Crabtree; Walter Edgar; Billy Keyserling; Topher Maraffi; Daisy Martin; Betsy Newman; Bernard Powers; Heather Cox Richardson; Lawrence Rowland; Patricia Sullivan; Stephen Wise; Peter H. Wood

Grantee Institution

University of South Carolina Columbia

Funded through the Division of Education Programs