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Free Did Not Mean Welcome

Date and Time: April 12, 2023, 7:00 PM CT

Location: Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Cir, Emporia
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Millions of African Americans walked away from the South after Emancipation looking for freedom. For some it meant a journey to Kansas, believing "free state" meant free of racial discrimination. Discover how many realized that for Black people in Kansas "free" did not necessarily mean "welcome." Presented by Dr. Carmaletta Williams.

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: Emporia State University


For more information about this event, please contact:
Shari Scribner
(620) 341-5048


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