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Carmaletta Williams, Speaker

Former Professor of English and African American Studies at Johnson County Community College

Free Did Not Mean Welcome

Millions of African Americans walked away from the South after Emanicipation 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." 

Contact Caramaletta directly about speaking at your event:
Drcarma5@gmail.com

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