Benjamin "Pap" Singleton, a leader of the Exodus movement and president of the Tennessee Real Estate and Homestead Association, distributed this pamphlet in Nashville, Tennessee, to encourage emigration to Kansas. Singleton would organize transportation for any African Americans eager to escape the discriminatory black codes being instituted in various parts of the South. Singleton and other emigrants believed that former slaves would be able to lead happier lives in a northern state such as Kansas.
Creator: Singleton, Benjamin, 1809-1900
Date: March 18, 1878
This advertisement gives students an idea of how Singleton (and other coordinators of emigration) advertised their settlements, illustrating the roots of emigration. It works with a variety of documents about emigration, particularly those involving Singleton.
Item Number: 209311
Call Number: E185.1878 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209311
Business and Industry - Services - Real estate
Collections - Photograph
Community Life - Town development - Town companies - Tennessee Real Estate and Homestead Association
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Benjamin "Pap" Singleton
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Emigrant aid organizations
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Exoduster settlements
Curriculum - The Kansas Journey - Chapter 6: Welcome to Kansas: "Her Light Shall Shine"
Date - 1870s - 1878
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Advertising Medium - Poster
People - African Americans - Exodusters
People - Notable Kansans - Singleton, Benjamin, 1809-1900
Places - Other States - Tennessee
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Printed materials - Posters