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Bleeding Kansas 2017 program series
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Lecompton,KS
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John Brown Comes to Independence, MO
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | INDEPENDENCE,MO
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Genealogy 101
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | Ottawa,KS
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Stirring Up History
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Liberty,MO
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1920's Book Club at the Farmhouse
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Shawnee,KS
We Remember Dr. A.S. Reece and his Hospital(s)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Gardner,KS
 
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  • 2/23/2017 9:00:00 AM  |  Topeka, KS

    Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes

    Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I; 227,000 in World War II. We pay tribute to all Kansas soldiers by telling the story of Kansan James Clark Hughes. He served from 1917 to 1948 in the U.S. Army, and fought in both world wars. He left detailed records of his time in service; he photographed battlefields and towns in Europe; recorded his daily survival as a Japanese Prisoner of War; and saved many belongings from the wars later donated to this museum. In essence, he captured his life....details >>

  • 2/23/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    White Rage--Carol Anderson

    The attention to so-called “black rage” during the 2014 rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, clouded what one historian says was the actual root of the unrest: more of the “white rage” that has punctuated our country’s history dating to the Civil War and emancipation.In a discussion of her book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, Emory University’s Carol Anderson chronicles what she says is powerful and recurring opposition to black progress in America....details >>

  • 2/23/2017 6:00:00 PM  |  Kansas City, MO

    Birth of a Movement

    In 1915, Boston-based African American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith’s technically groundbreaking but notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly The Birth of a Nation, unleashing a fight that still rages today about race relations, media representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Following the screening, there will be a discussion about modern issues of racism and misinformation in media....details >>

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