Jan. 2, 2018
Mirror for Americans: A Century of Reconstruction History
Today, I celebrate the 103rd birthday of Dr. John Hope Franklin by reading the speech he gave on December 28, 1979, outlining his historical analysis of the treatment of America's Reconstruction Period. This speech details the fallacies, lies, and distortions that have embodied what historians have delivered on this period of time. The treatment of the just freed blacks by history's elitists has been subjected to the personal bigotries of those writing the history. Hence, no accurate historical treatment had really been written. So if all students study is a misconceived history how do we ever get a true reflection of this dynamic period of United States History.