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The Civil War in Kansas

Date and Time: March 26, 2023, 9:00 AM CT

Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lawrence, 1263 N 1100 RD, Lawrence
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For Kansans, the violent guerrilla warfare between proslavery and antislavery forces known as Bleeding Kansas foreshadowed the national Civil War to come. From 1861-65, the border struggle continued to heat up as Kansans fended off Confederate attacks, accepted the formerly enslaved into their communities, and engaged in bitter political debates. Men of all backgrounds—white, black, and Native American—served in uniform, while women managed farmsteads and formed societies to help the needy. This talk presents the story of Kansas during the Civil War and how it helped shape the state's image for years afterward. Presented by Will Haynes.

This presentation is part of "21st Century Civics," a collection of resources that invite Kansans to participate in community discussions and learn more about the history of American democracy and the shared responsibilities of citizenship.

Sponsored by: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lawrence


For more information about this event, please contact:
Paul Enos
(785) 842-3339


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