Speaking Event: Black Militia in Reconstruction

When & Where
Redwood Gardens Senior Center
2951 Derby Street
Berkeley, CA
March 1, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Al Sargis
617 817 4451

The Battle Against the KKK and White League

"Negro Militias" were formed during the post-U.S. Civil War Reconstruction in the South. These state militias protected both the Black population and the Republican state governments. Reconstruction was the original template for U.S. nation-building and the insurgents were the KKK and the White League. This talk will examine the role of the African-American militias as the armed wing of Republican state governments in the Reconstruction process and why the militias were abandoned and defeated when the North withdrew from Reconstruction.

Presenter: Al Sargis, Coordinator, Friedrich Engels Institute of Marxist War and Military Analysis