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  Harper's Weekly, Exoduster Illustrations
Author: Worrall, Henry
Date: July 5, 1879

Illustrations from Harper's Weekly magazine depicting Exodusters. As life in the South worsened for Blacks after the Civil War, many left for more promising lands. Thousands came to Kansas in a great exodus (hence the name "Exodusters") during the 1870s, attracted by the state's free-state reputation established during the territorial era. These three illustrations are captioned, "The Colored Exodus - - Scenes at Topeka, Kansas - - From Sketches by H. Worrall." Worrall was an early Kansas artist.

Location of Original: KSHS/Kansas Museum of History         Call Number: 1980.228.15, DA/Clipping
Item Number: 102670              Number of images: 1
Keywords: African Americans; Exodusters; Immigration and early settlement; Objects; Periodical illustrations; Photographs and Illustrations; Settlement; Topeka, Kansas; Worrall, Henry
 
 

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