Black power was at its height during Reconstruction. What happened?

In this episode of CNN’s digital series, “History Refocused,” a former slave’s story shows both the immense power of the vote and the community-shattering effects when it’s taken away by violence. Abby Phillip talks with CNN’s Brandon Tensley to discuss why federal intervention was key in the Reconstruction years and is still needed today.

This is not a CAPTIS article. Originally, it was published here.