Reconstruction 360

Reconstruction 360 uses a 360 degree video platform as a storytelling device that lets the audience step inside pivotal Reconstruction events.

Reconstruction 360 uses a 360 degree video platform as a storytelling device that lets the audience step inside pivotal Reconstruction events. By clicking on icons within the 360 video the user can access short documentaries that offer the perspectives of multiple characters. Reconstruction 360 also includes lesson plans, primary documents, and curriculum standards.

The Black Codes - Landowner | Reconstruction 360
The Black Codes - Landowner | Reconstruction 360

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Like most former Confederates, this landowner resents the authority of U.S. Army officers and the Freedmen’s Bureau. Fearful that their agricultural economy would collapse without the free labor of...
The Black Codes - Freedwoman | Reconstrucion 360
The Black Codes - Freedwoman | Reconstrucion 360

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The wife of the jailed freedman has come to the jail to support her husband in his contract dispute with the white landowner. In 1865 and 1866, following the example of Northern Blacks, freedpeople in...
The Black Codes - Freedman | Reconstruction 360
The Black Codes - Freedman | Reconstruction 360

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The Black man in this jail cell has been locked up for refusing to sign a labor contract. Under the Black Codes he is considered a vagrant. Freedpeople had to sign labor contracts to work for whites...
The Black Codes - Jailer | Reconstruction 360
The Black Codes - Jailer | Reconstruction 360

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There was little or no universal or public education in the Antebellum South. Only wealthy elites went to school, and most poor whites were illiterate. They remained ignorant of politics at the...
Teaching Ourselves - Flowers | Reconstruction 360
Teaching Ourselves - Flowers | Reconstruction 360

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The flowers used in this vignette were purchased for the scene and aren’t necessarily native to Alabama. Native wildflowers are sometimes considered weeds, but they play an important role in natural...