Lawbreakers for the Common Good

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March 12, 2016, 1:00 PM CT

Presented by Anne P.W. Hawkins

In the mid-1800s, some Kansans defied federal, state, and territorial laws in pursuit of a common goal: liberty for all. This presentation explores true accounts of little-known operatives who worked illegally on the Underground Railroad in Kansas, a clandestine network that helped guide enslaved people to freedom. Risking fearful penalties for their underground involvement, these men, women, and children--both black and white--offer us examples of what is possible for justice-seekers working together.

Coffey County Historical Society & Museum
1101 Neosho St
Burlington, KS 66839-1656
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Sponsored by: Coffey County Historical Society & Museum

For more information about this event, please contact:
Shirley Gorge-Logan
(620) 364-2653