Be Your Own Historian

June 7, 2018

Authoring the summer 2018 feature of Teaching Tolerance Magazine, Dr. Timothy McCarthy talks through the history of Reconstruction and why it’s more important than ever to get it right.

Timothy McCarthy is an award-winning historian and lecturer in history and literature at Harvard University, where he also serves as Director of Culture Change & Social Justice Initiatives at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Recently, McCarthy sat down with Teaching Tolerance to talk about how Reconstruction has been historically contested and typically under-taught in schools, and why its lessons can provide signposts for anti-racist activists—and student leaders—today.

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