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Four Horsemen and a Sage

Date and Time: March 4, 2020, 8:30 AM CT

Location: Fort Hays State University, Forsyth Library, 600 Park St, Hays
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Presented by John Burchill

Fighting the rising tide of nativist sentiment in the early 20th century, a few Kansas leaders took a stand. In 1938, a rabbi, two priests, and a minister drove across Kansas to challenge a senatorial candidate who supported anti-Semitic and Nazi beliefs. The group was dubbed "The Four Horsemen of Tolerance," and they traveled from town to town explaining, "that this kind of hate had no place in America." A decade earlier, William Allen White, nicknamed the Sage of Emporia for his role as editor of the Emporia Gazette, held a similar concern with the growth of the Ku Klux Klan and launched a bid to become Governor to end its influence. This presentation explores the stories of Kansans who worked to stop forces of intolerance in our state.

Sponsored by: Fort Hays State University

For more information about this event, please contact:
Valerie Brown-Kuchera
(785) 754-8125


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