Quindaro: The Coming of Freedom in the Decade of Civil War (Kansas City Central Library)

Quindaro: The Coming of Freedom in the Decade of Civil War  (Kansas City Central Library)
Quintard Taylor
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Reception: 6 p.m. • Program: 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
RSVP: http://kclibrary.org/signature-events  • 816.701.3407

No area in the nation is more tied to the struggle for African-American freedom than the border region of Kansas and Missouri. One town, Quindaro, founded in 1856 in collaboration with the Wyandot Tribe and located in what is now Kansas City, Kansas, was a safe harbor for escaped slaves crossing the Missouri River into Kansas Territory.

University of Washington historian Quintard Taylor explores that region in the decade from 1855-65 and the nexus between border fighting and freedom for the enslaved. While Quindaro is most widely associated with that freedom, Taylor recalls the swirl of events in the region that led to the town's creation and ultimately liberated more than 10,000 African-Americans.

Co-presented by the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area and the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Center for Midwestern Studies.

Thursday, 19 April, 2018



Kansas City Public Library - Central Library
14 W 10 St
Kansas City, MO 64105

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