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This article published in the nationally-renown newspaper Harper's Weekly discusses the black exodus from the South, stating that Kansas seemed to be the objective for many of these emigrants. In particular the article discusses the role of the Tennessee Real Estate and Homestead Association, led by Benjamin "Pap" Singleton.

Creator: Harpers Weekly
Date: May 17, 1879

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This article provides a general introduction to the Exodus that could be used as a starting point for students. This could also be grouped with other sources about Singleton, such as images of him, the certificate of incorporation for the Singleton Colony, and sources related to his last settlement called Dunlap, Kansas.

KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 210654
Call Number: Port GL 051 H23w vol. 23
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210654

Collections - Library
Community Life - Clubs and organizations - Charitable - Relief
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) - Jim Crow laws in the South
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Reasons behind emigration
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Relatively free land
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Symbol of Kansas as a free state
Date - 1870s - 1879
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Magazine
People - African Americans - Discrimination
People - African Americans - Exodusters
People - Notable Kansans - Brown, John, 1800-1859
People - Notable Kansans - Singleton, Benjamin, 1809-1900
Places - Cities and towns - Topeka
Places - Counties - Barton
Places - Counties - Cherokee
Places - Counties - Lyon
Places - Counties - Morris
Places - Counties - Shawnee
Places - Other States - Kentucky
Places - Other States - Tennessee
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Printed materials - Magazines - Harper's Weekly

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