2 President Andrew Johnson SHAME!17th President following Lincoln’s assassinationCongress did not like how easily he let Confederate states join the Union and that he vetoed Civil Rights billsImpeached for firing his Secretary of War, acquitted by one voteFAME!
3 Jonathan Jasper Wright SHAME!African American lawyerSouth Carolina Supreme Court judge during ReconstructionTaught freed slaves through the American Missionary Society, legal adviser for the Freedmen’s BureauFAME!
4 Davis Wasgatt Clark Methodist Bishop SHAME!Methodist BishopFirst president of the Freedmen’s Aid Society (created to provide education and housing to African Americans and the poor in the South)Became one of the most popular Methodist leaders during the Reconstruction EraFAME!
5 Hiram Revels First African American Senator in Congress SHAME!First African American Senator in CongressRepresented Mississippi during ReconstructionOrdained minister, excellent speakerWorked for equality for African Americans in CongressFAME!
6 William D. KelleySHAME!Served in the House of Representatives for PennsylvaniaAdvocated for Civil Rights and Social Reform during ReconstructionMade famous speech against the slave tradeSpoke up for voting rights for African AmericansFAME!
7 John Wilkes Booth Actor, Southern Sympathizer SHAME!Actor, Southern SympathizerAssassinated President Lincoln at beginning of the Reconstruction EraTurmoil in country following assassination, Lincoln’s plan for a smooth transition for Confederacy gone!Shot and killed 12 days after Lincoln’s assassination.FAME!
8 President Ulysses S. Grant SHAME!18th President of the United States and Union General during Civil WarEnforced Civil Rights laws and fought against Ku Klux Klan as presidentMuch economic turmoil and many scandals during his presidencyFAME!
9 Nathan Bedford Forrest SHAME!Lieutenant General in Confederate ArmyFirst Grand Wizard of Ku Klux Klan, which terrorized African Americans and Republicans during ReconstructionFormer planter and slave traderAccused of war crimes for massacre of Black Union army prisonersFAME!