Van Zandt County Historical Commission Chairman Elvis Allen spoke to the STARS (Seniors Taking Active Roles in Service) group at Canton's Lakeside Baptist Church on September 15, 2022, regarding the Reconstruction Era, the tumultuous time immediately following the Civil War in the southern states. Chairman Allen’s speech focused on the Freedman’s Bureau, which helped freed slaves make their way in the post-war society. The full video of his speech can be seen here.
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