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According to this unsigned article, Rev. John Turner and General Conway spoke with President Rutherford B. Hayes about the black exodus from the South. Hayes listened intently to their report of conditions in the South and agreed that blacks had the right to emigrate and would thrive once spread throughout the states. He also expressed his conviction that any of the emigrants' material needs would be readily supplied through aid organizations.

Creator: Topeka Colored Citizen
Date: June 7, 1879

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KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 210623
Call Number: Microfilm: T1031
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210623

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