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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

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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.

KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 209311
Call Number: E185.1878 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209311

Benjamin "Pap" Singleton Benjamin "Pap" Singleton and S. A. McClure Dunlap Academy and Mission School, Dunlap, Kansas

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