frican Americans founded their own churches, which often became the center of the African American community With 95% of former slaves illiterate, former slaves required education to become economically self-sufficient. The first public school systems were established.
The south is ours yet again
African Americans begin to join the government and join congress.
Reconstruction fails due to lack of unity and support
As the Republicans’ hold on the South loosened, Southern Democrats began to regain control of the region
Republican leaders agreed to a set of demands, Rutherford B. Hayes was elected, and Reconstruction ended in the South.