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This drawing, from an original by James H. Moser, depicts a large gathering of African-American refugees congregating around a steamboat docked at Vicksburg, Mississippi. It was published in the national magazine Harper's Weekly.

Creator: Moser, James H.
Date: May 17, 1879

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This drawing demonstrates the number of black Southerners willing to emigrate to the North (quite a few are crowded onto the dock). Also, it works with a variety of documents, including the photograph of the emigrants leaving Nashville (students could compare and contrast the two images).

KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 210500
Call Number: Port GL 051 H23w vol. 23
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210500

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