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Thematic Time Period -- Age of Reform, 1880 - 1917 (Remove)
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Cyrus Leland, Jr., with a child

This is a photograph of Cyrus Leland, Jr., with an unidentified young child, unknown location. Cyrus Leland, Jr., was born in Sauk County, Wisconsin, and came to Kansas in 1858. He served as a lieutenant with Company F of the Tenth Kansas Infantry. He was a member of the Kansas Legislature from 1865-66 and again from 1903-1907. Beginning in 1866, he operated a store in Troy, Kansas, and served many years as county commissioner and as a member of the Republican National Committee. Leland was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to be collector of Internal Revenue for Kansas, Oklahoma and the Indian Territory 1889-1893, and was then named Missouri Valley pension agent by President William McKinley, a position he held from 1897 until 1901. Leland later died in a St. Joseph, Missouri, hospital.

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Tennessee Town kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas

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.

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Tennessee Town kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas

This is a group photo of Tennessee Town kindergarten students and teachers standing in front of Union Hall, Topeka, Kansas. This was a 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 adults are identified as Mother Ransome, Margaret Adams, Miss Doolittle, and Nettie Miller.

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