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This drawing from Harper's Weekly depicts the living quarters of the African-American Exodusters housed in Floral Hall on the Topeka Fairgrounds. These emigrants were crowded into this building while waiting for more permanent lodgings and employment. The drawing was created by Henry Worrall.

Creator: Worrall, Henry, 1825-1902
Date: July 5, 1879

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This image shows what life for many refugees must have been like, giving students a sense of the cramped quarters and hardships these emigrants experienced. It works in tandem with documents concerning aid associations, the Topeka Fairgrounds, and Kansas's preparation (or lack thereof) for dealing with the influx of refugees.

KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 208458
Call Number: E185.1879 *8
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208458

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