Click play to listen. Recorded on November 4, 2006.
The editor, writer (Washington Monthly, The Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker), and dean of Columbia University School of Journalism discusses his new book Redemption, an account of the terrorist tactics used against freed Blacks to deprive them of their civil rights in the years following Appomattox. Lemann is interviewed by arts educator and writer Ronne Hartfield.
Above: Harper's Weekly illustration of people gathering the dead after the Colfax massacre of 1873.