1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 8, 2020 12:01 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking testimonies from freed slaves during Ku Klux Klan trials


      Seeking the full document of testimonies from freed slaves on the violence of the KKK from the Ku Klux Klan trials of 1871. I was watching the Reconstruction special on PBS and they showed images of the testimonies given to highlight Klan violence. They mentioned it was over 8000 pages worth of testimonies but I still want to read what I can. I searched the Library of Congress and the National Archives sites but couldn’t find what I was looking for. Does anyone know how I can get access to the documents from 1871?