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According to this brief, unsigned article in the Topeka Daily Capital, black delegates in Richmond, Virginia, had convened to consider the welfare of blacks in their state. They concluded that, due to white Southern oppression, black Virginians should seriously consider forming emigration societies.

Creator: Topeka Daily Capital
Date: May 23, 1879

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This broadens students' perspectives by demonstrating how blacks in other states made the decision to emigrate. African-American Southerners were meeting and deliberating about the best course of action.

KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 210652
Call Number: Microfilm: T21
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 210652

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