A new exhibit at the Blanchard House Museum of African American History and Culture of Charlotte County explores what changes took place in the years following the Civil War. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction.
The exhibit also focuses on Florida during this time.
The Reconstruction Era was from 1865 to 1877. Martha Bireda is the Executive Director of the Blanchard House Museum.
She said the recently freed blacks faced several challenges during this time.