Some Americans felt that when the Civil War ended, African Americans were finally at the same starting line as white Americans.?

Some Americans felt that when the Civil War ended, African Americans were finally at the same starting line as white Americans. Is this a fair description of the world of Black-White race relations in the late nineteenth century? Did Black leaders think about the decades after freedom the same way as Whites did?... show more Some Americans felt that when the Civil War ended, African Americans were finally at the same starting line as white Americans. Is this a fair description of the world of Black-White race relations in the late nineteenth century? Did Black leaders think about the decades after freedom the same way as Whites did? Use concrete details from lecture and readings.
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