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This photo shows an interior view of the kindergarten for African American children sponsored by the Central Congregational Church, Topeka, Kansas. Dr. Charles Monroe Sheldon started the kindergarten in 1893 and served as pastor of the church from 1889-1920. The photo shows teachers Ruby Pliley and June Chapman posing with students and Dr. Sheldon. Since the 1870s, central Topeka had become home to many ex-slaves from the South (Exodusters) and acquired the name Tennessee Town.

Date: 1897

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Item Number: 524
Call Number: FK2.S5 T.76 TTK *12
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 524

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