The Institute for Justice explains the history and meaning behind the Fourteenth Amendment.
PBS breaks down the emergence of sharecropping and how it came to be.
The History Channel covers the compromise of 1877. Despite gaining their freedom, African-Americans faced struggles in the years following the Civil War.
Khan Academy discusses the lead up and aftermath of the massacre at Wounded Knee.
The Constitution Center explains the Fifteenth Amendment
The History Channel explains the Homestead Act, which opened up settlement in the western United States, allowing any American, including the formerly enslaved, to claim up to 160 acres of federal land.