Succeeding Generations: African-American Agriculture in Kansas

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January 27, 2014, 7:00 PM CT

Presented by Anne Hawkins

Our state's deep agricultural roots and pioneer history are familiar to most Kansans. Less known, however, is the history of the thousands of African American pioneers in Kansas who settled to farm, such as Junius Groves, born into slavery, who became a millionaire in Kansas agriculture and the nation's wealthiest black farmer of his era. By 1910, black Kansans farmed a greater average acreage, and enjoyed a higher average farm value, than farmers of any race in the American South, and other African American farmers in most states. Many of these agricultural operations endure today.

Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
230 W. 7th St.
Junction City, KS 66441-7742
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Sponsored by: Prairie Heritage Institute

For more information about this event, please contact:
Margy Stewart
(785) 539-5592