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In this letter, Andrew Atchison updates Kansas governor St. John on the condition of the Exoduster settlement near Dunlap, Kansas. Benjamin Singleton had established this colony in May, 1878, and according to Atchison, the black refugees (numbering around 200 families) were thriving. Another goal of Atchison's letter was to investigate the "practicability" of establishing a Business and Literary Academy in addition to their free public school. Atchison and some other white residents of the area had formed the Dunlap Aid Association to assist the Exodusters' efforts to obtain land and employment.

Creator: Atchison, Andrew
Date: August 22, 1881

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This letter provides background information for this less well-known Exoduster settlement. It works in tandem with documents relating to Singleton's colonies, the specific colony at Dunlap, the Singleton Colony certificate of incorporation, and the various aid organizations in Kansas. Another source selected for this standard that pertains to the Dunlap colony is the photograph of the Dunlap school building with students standing outside.

KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 210609
Call Number: Governor's Records, St. John, Correspondence Received, Box 13 Folder 19
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210609

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