The final is a five page double-spaced typed paper. The paper is to explore the
continuities of the earlier reconstruction period with the present predicament of African
Americans. You are to pick a theme you are interested in (e.g. incarceration, housing,
HBCUs, African American Communities, etc.) The final must include at least two (2)
primary sources and a source from class; also, use footnotes (no bibliography is required
for this paper). Be sure to follow paper guidelines; failure to do so will impact your