The failure to reconstruct resulted in a long battle for basic civil rights for African Americans. In the 1960s, when all the American History books declared that all Black people were free, Martin Luther King gave his life to fight segregation.
The problem is that the reconstruction era did end slavery. Jim Crow laws required that all public facilities would be segregated on the racial principle. This resulted in a long-lasting deprivation of adequate education, work opportunities, and civil rights.
The Charleston Massacre in 2015, when a high school dropout entered a Black church, and started killing everyone out of hatred, is also the heritage of the reconstruction era. Some people still believe that African Americans rape white women and take over the country. Today’s news still flash with slogans, such as “Black lives matter,” which is the failure to reconstruct the society after the Civil War.