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Charles Sheldon

(1857-1946)

  • Minister of Central Congregational Church in Topeka
  • Known for book In His Steps published in 1897, ranked as 39th bestselling book of all time
  • Worked with African American "Exodusters" to improve Tennessee Town community in Topeka
  • Helped sponsor first African American kindergarten west of Mississippi River
  • Prohibitionist, actively campaigned against saloons

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