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Speaker Details Image of Eric P. Anderson) Eric P. Anderson   A History of the American Indian Boarding Schools This presentation examines the thinking behind the creation of federal schools for American Indian children and how this affected Native communities in the short and long term. Speaker Details Image of Angela Bates) Angela Bates   Children of the Promised Land Nicodemus, a small unincorporated town in Graham County, is the only remaining western town that was established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. Speaker Details Image of John Burchill) John Burchill   People, Places, and Politics in 1800s Kansas Pioneer James R. Mead was a man of his times, and is now considered one of Wichita's founding fathers. What can be learned from Mead's influence on the state's early development? Speaker Details Image of Patricia Cecil) Patricia Cecil   Faith and Camp Funston Camp Funston, located at Fort Riley near Junction City, was the largest divisional training camp during WWI. This presentation explores the way in which servicemen experienced and expressed faith in the camp as they prepared for war overseas. Speaker Details Image of Gene Chávez ) Gene Chávez   Flour Power During the period of the Mexican Revolution, many immigrants made their way to Kansas to raise their families and work in the railroad, agricultural, industrial, and hospitality sectors of the state. Speaker Details Image of Virgil Dean) Virgil Dean   "We, The People of Kansas..." The Story of Kansas's Founding Documents, 1820-2020 A nation or state's founding documents speak to the values and aspirations of its people, and at a functional level, provide the functions of government. For Kansas, this is the 1859 Wyandotte Constitution. Speaker Details Image of Phil Dixon) Phil Dixon   The Kansas City Monarchs and America's National Pastime The history of Negro League baseball in America mirrors the racial strife experienced by African Americans in society. This talk sheds new light on this sports history and the history of baseball in Kansas. Speaker Details Image of Will Haynes) Will Haynes   The Civil War in Kansas For Kansans, the violent guerrilla warfare between proslavery and antislavery forces known as Bleeding Kansas foreshadowed the national Civil War to come. Explore the story of Kansas during the Civil War and how it helped shape the state's image. Speaker Details Image of Kara Heitz) Kara Heitz   Pandemic on the Prairie The influenza epidemic, also known as the Spanish Flu, killed approximately 50 million people worldwide, and over 12,000 Kansans between 1918-1920. While a world war waged, fear and anxiety also loomed at home. Speaker Details Image of Destry Jackson) Destry Jackson   Dig It: Kansas Archaeology This talk will uncover the early history of Kansas archeology and how more recent findings are reshaping our understanding of native peoples who inhabited this land now known as Kansas. Speaker Details Image of Isaias McCaffery) Isaias McCaffery   Last Stand at Rebel Creek: The Osage as Union Allies in Civil War Kansas As conflicts between states increased during the Civil War, both the Union and the Confederacy tried to use the Osage to achieve their own aims. This presentation explores the Osage contributions to the Union cause in Kansas during the Civil War.  Speaker Details Image of Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg) Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg   Holocaust Stories of Resistance and Resilience Meet two courageous men who fought to survive the horrors of the Holocaust and build new lives of hope in Kansas. How does one make a life in a new land? Speaker Details Image of Leo E. Oliva) Leo E. Oliva   Railroaded: The Industry That Shaped Kansas This presentation examines the complicated legacy of railroads and the impact on native peoples who called Kansas home.  Speaker Details Image of Donna Rae Pearson) Donna Rae Pearson   Mapping Inequality This presentation explores the history of redlining and its lingering impact on today’s communities. Speaker Details Image of Erin Pouppirt) Erin Pouppirt   Charles Curtis: The First Native American Vice President Charles Curtis was the 31st vice president of the United States and the first member of an Indigenous tribe to hold this position. This presentation will explore Curtis’s Kaw heritage and political rise from Topeka lawyer to Hoover’s running mate. Speaker Details Image of Thomas Prasch) Thomas Prasch   World's Fair Remnants in Kansas This talk will share the history and significance of international exhibitions worldwide and focus on the wonders held today in the towns of Lawrence, Lindsborg, and Wamego.  Speaker Details Image of Murl Riedel) Murl Riedel   A New Generation of Veterans: Stories From Iraq and Afghanistan Soldiers from Kansas were some of the first deployed to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. They returned again and again, yet their stories remain largely untold. Speaker Details Image of Murl Riedel) Murl Riedel   Architecture of the People's Houses ​Kansas has 105 county courthouses and hundreds of city halls, plus a few more state capitals than you might expect. The designs of these buildings tell us about the evolution of local government in the state. Speaker Details Image of Timothy Shaffer) Timothy Shaffer   Civil Discourse, Deliberative Engagement, & Leading with Humility This presentation explores the role of civil discourse through the tumultuous 1930s and during the last two decades revealing how historical efforts can inform how to advance local efforts today and strengthen our democracy.  Speaker Details Image of Lem Sheppard) Lem Sheppard   African American Musicians in Kansas 1860-1920 African American musicians from 1860-1920 are often part of an under-told story in Kansas history. Speaker Details Image of Diana Staresinic-Deane) Diana Staresinic-Deane   Researching Your Home and the People Who Lived There Researching a property -- whether an old home, a new business, or a section of pastureland -- can do more than tell us the history of a space; it can also help us build a human connection to the people who came before us and their experiences. Speaker Details Image of Anita Tebbe) Anita Tebbe   US Presidential Libraries and Museums US Presidential Libraries and Museums are impressive structures that act as repositories of valuable presidential records and artifacts. But who started this trend and when? What role do these institutions play in how and what we remember? Speaker Details Image of Mary Ann Thompson) Mary Ann Thompson   Married to Adventure: Osa and Martin Johnson's Films Pioneers in the early history of documentary filmmaking, Kansans Osa and Martin Johnson traveled the world filming people and wildlife in early 20th century. Speaker Details Image of John Edgar Tidwell) John Edgar Tidwell   Good Trouble The late political activist and U.S. congressman John Lewis coined the phrase “good trouble” to describe his civil disobedience in the 1960s. Others, who did not share his vision, considered his actions as merely “disturbing the peace.”  Speaker Details Image of Kathryn Vaggalis) Kathryn Vaggalis   Love, Marriage, and Citizenship in the Early 20th Century America When exactly did the expectations about love and marriage become cemented in American society?

 

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