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Klan War: Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle to Save Reconstruction

Archivist’s Reception Room

(Enter via entrance at 700 Pennsylvania Ave.)
Thursday, January 25, 2024 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST

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Author Fergus Bordewich and Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan will discuss how President Ulysses S. Grant waged a two-term battle against both armed Southern enemies of Reconstruction and Northern politicians urging postwar conciliation. He will reveal an unsung generation of grassroots Black leaders and key figures such as crusading Missouri Senator Carl Schurz, who sacrificed the rights of Black Americans in the name of political reform, and the former slave trader and Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Seating is limited. Advance registration is suggested.


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