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Free Did Not Mean Welcome

Date and Time: January 18, 2021, 12:00 PM CT

Location: Gordon Parks Museum, 2108 Horton St, Fort Scott
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Presented by Carmaletta M. Williams

Millions of African Americans walked away from the South after Emancipation looking for freedom. For some it meant a journey to Kansas, a "free state." Discover how many realized that for Black people in Kansas "Free" did not necessarily mean "Welcome."

Sponsored by: Gordon Parks Museum/Center for Culture & Diversity

For more information about this event, please contact:
Kirk Sharp
(620) 223-2700


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