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History Happy Hour: The Homestead Act of 1862 and the Black Exodus of 1879

December 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Free Donations Suggested

In 1879, thousands of emancipated African Americans made use of 1862’s Homestead Act and migrated to Colorado, Oklahoma, and especially Kansas, seeking a way out of the repressive conditions in the South. Discover how John Brown’s memory inspired this migration to Kansas “because of the sacredness of her soil washed by the blood for the cause of black freedom.”

With Ana Edwards, ACWM