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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

A photograph showing Sheldon's Kindergarten band, which was part of the Tennessee Town Kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas.

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Tennessee Town Kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas

A group photo of Tennessee Town kindergarten children and teachers celebrating George Washington's birthday, Topeka, Kansas.

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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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Tennessee Town Kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas

A photograph showing children playing musical instruments at the Tennessee Town Kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas.

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Baseball team, Emporia, Kansas

This is a formal studio portrait of the members of an Emporia, Kansas, baseball team dressed in long coats and top hats. They were called the "Champions of Kansas." Members of the team: (1) Fran Miller, Umpire; (2) W. Irvin, treasurer; (3) E. Ateyes, shortstop; (4) O. M. Wilhite, right field; (5) Charles Evans, pitcher; (6) John Rooks, left field; (7) V. Passington, first base; (8) H. Thomas, scorer; (9) J. Patterson, center field; (10) W. O. Jones, second base; (11) Frank Randolph, pitcher; (12) J. H. Gabriel, third base; (13) Frank Varvel, catcher; and (14) Skeeter, a young boy who was the team mascot.

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Dunlap Academy and Mission School, Dunlap, Kansas

This photograph portrays the students and teachers of the African American school in Dunlap, Morris County, Kansas. Dunlap was located in eastern Morris County and was established in May 1878. The colony was founded by Benjamin Singleton and the Tennessee Real Estate and Homestead Association. This was the last colony Singleton founded in Kansas.

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African American musicians

Lawrence, A (Alfred), 19th cent.

This photograph, from a glass plate negative, shows a group of African American men holding musical instruments alongside two women and children. Alfred Lawrence's studio was located in Lawrence, Kansas, but the actual location of this photograph is not known.

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Children in Sheldon's Tennesseetown kindergarten, Topeka, Kansas

This photograph shows children in Sheldon's Tennesseetown kindergarten picking cotton in their school garden. The school was started by Rev. Charles Sheldon for Topeka's poor, especially those living in Tennesseetown located north of Central Congregational church in Topeka, Kansas.

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Gus Meier photograph collection

Meier, Gustav H., 1865-1941

Photographs taken by Gus Meier. Several of the photographs were taken in his studio in Alma, Kansas.

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