African-American Migration To Kansas | KCUR

African-American Migration To Kansas

Sep 13, 2016

KU student Crystal Bradshaw published a book, called 'Eliza: A Generational Journey,' about her ancestors, who migrated north to rural Kansas with the Exodusters after the Civil War.
Credit Courtesy Crystal Bradshaw

After the Civil War, freed slaves fled the South, but not everyone went North. Many thousands came to start farms and towns in rural, western Kansas — a movement that has lasting impact on agriculture and culture to this day.