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Charles and Sara Robinson

(1818-1894)

(1827-1911)

  • He was the state’s first governor
  • Her book, Kansas: Its Interior and Exterior Life, was second to Uncle Tom’s Cabin in promoting antislavery sentiment
  • A founder of the Free State Party, he was arrested for treason
  • She reported on his arrest and stirred sympathy
  • They donated their estate to the University of Kansas
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Charles and Sara Robinson Charles and Sara Robinson