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This unsigned article in the Topeka Colored Citizen relates how a swindler, who had represented himself as a government agent, stole money from Southern blacks who were looking for passage to Kansas. Apparently, "a club of White Leaguers" planned the swindle in order to keep freed blacks in the South. The swindlers also told the blacks that they had been taken advantage of by their Northern allies.

Creator: Topeka Colored Citizen
Date: July 19, 1879

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This is a clear demonstration of Southern atrocities and the struggles facing emigrants. The article includes some offensive language and racial slurs.

KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 210624
Call Number: Microfilm: T1031
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210624

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