Baker University Speech Choir Presents: 'John Doy's Escape' (Shared Stories of the Civil War)

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March 14, 2013, 7:00 PM CT

The Shared Stories of the Civil War project features stories created from historical letters, diaries, newspaper articles, and other materials. These voices from history provide insight into how 19th century Americans living in Kansas and Missouri struggled to define the meaning of freedom during the Bleeding Kansas and Civil War years.

Join the Baker University Speech Choir and professor Kelly Erby to learn about and discuss John Doy who was captured by pro-slavery forces in 1859 and liberated by free state forces six months later, a story that illustrates the tensions along the border.

Ritchie House Heritage Education Center
1118 SE Madison St.
Topeka, KS 66607
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Sponsored by: Shawnee County Historical Society

For more information about this event, please contact:
Melinda Abitz
(785) 234-6097