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, curriculum standards and a geolocative walking tour of Reconstruction sites in downtown Columbia, S.C. 

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A Seat at the Table - Father | Reconstruction 360
A Seat at the Table - Father | Reconstruction 360

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The Reconstruction Acts of 1867 divided the South into five military districts and directed the Army to register Black and White men to vote. Former Confederate states had to write new constitutions...
A Seat at the Table - Mother | Reconstruction 360
A Seat at the Table - Mother | Reconstruction 360

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During Reconstruction women who had been enslaved could finally devote themselves to their own families. The work of women was always vital to the Black family and community, throughout enslavement...
A Seat at the Table - Pastor | Reconstruction 360
A Seat at the Table - Pastor | Reconstruction 360

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Black Churches have often served as places to meet and organize, and during Reconstruction many religious leaders were elected to political office. In the Civil Rights movement of the 20th century...
A Seat at the Table - Son | Reconstruction 360
A Seat at the Table - Son | Reconstruction 360

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After the slave revolt led by Nat Turner in 1831, most Southern states passed laws making it a crime to teach the enslaved to read and write. During Reconstruction freedpeople demanded education, and...
Ad for Missing Relatives | Reconstruction 360
Ad for Missing Relatives | Reconstruction 360

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Between 1820 and 1860, slave owners in the upper South sold nearly a million enslaved people to plantations in the lower South. After they gained their freedom, formerly enslaved people published...
Bible | Reconstruction 360
Bible | Reconstruction 360

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Over time, Black Southerners developed their own forms of worship. They incorporated some African religious traditions and turned certain biblical stories to their own purposes, envisioning a God who...
Foodways | Reconstruction 360
Foodways | Reconstruction 360

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Many of the foods enjoyed by enslaved and freedpeople - and Americans today - originally came from Africa. In this video culinary historian Michael Twitty discusses the origins of African American...
Forty Acres and a Mule  | Reconstruction 360
Forty Acres and a Mule | Reconstruction 360

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Historian Kate Masur explains the origins of 40 Acres and a Mule, a famous phrase that many have heard but may not fully understand. It originated in the early days of Reconstruction, when General...
Freewoods Farm | Reconstruction 360
Freewoods Farm | Reconstruction 360

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Reconstruction 360 is built on a 360 degree video platform that features a reenactment set on a farm in 1865. The reenactment was shot at Freewoods Farm, a living farm museum in the Freewoods...