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Ho for Kansas!

Dates: March 18, 1878

Creator: Singleton, Benjamin, 1809-1900

Item Number: 209311

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Benjamin ?Pap? Singleton, a leader of the Exodus movement and president of the Tennessee Real Estate and Homestead Association, distributed this pamphlet in Nashville, Tennessee, to encourage emigration to Kansas. Singleton would organize transportation for any African Americans eager to escape the discriminatory black codes being instituted in various parts of the South. Singleton and other emigrants believed that former slaves would be able to lead happier lives in a northern state such as Kansas.

Ho for Kansas!