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The Senate select committee charged with investigating the causes of the Exodus included this list of sworn affidavits in their report. The affidavits are given by ten black men and one black woman who outlined their treatment while living in Louisiana. Each affidavit includes their full name and parish (county) of residence. Although this source does not directly refer to Kansas, many Exodusters who came to Kansas during the post-Civil War period came from Louisiana.

Creator: United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Negro Exodus
Date: 1880

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Affidavits of colored men, in report and testimony of the select committee to investigate the causes of the removal of the Negroes from the southern states to the northern states, in three parts - 211

Although this source does not deal with Kansas directly, these affidavits clearly illustrate the discrimination blacks faced while living in the South. This would be most useful within a discussion about how Jim Crow laws played a major role in spawning the Exodus.

KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 210650
Call Number: 973.8 Un3 Senate Report 693, v. 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210650

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