African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
"Into The Fire (1861-1896)"
During the tumultuous period of the Civil War, African Americans were agents of their liberation - by fleeing plantations and taking up arms to serve in the United States Colored Troops. After Emancipation, they sought to realize the promise of freedom and for a brief time during Reconstruction, they gained economic, political and civil rights. But an intransigent South mounted a campaign of terror to restore white supremacy in the former Confederate states. Part 3 of 6G