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Bleeding Kansas is focus of annual lecture series in Lecompton

January 18, 2012

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Lecompton’s Constitution Hall State Historic Site will begin its annual “Bleeding Kansas” lecture series at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 with a special Kansas Day presentation on the Underground Railroad in Kansas at the site, 319 Elmore St.

The series will then continue at 2 p.m. every Sunday until Feb. 26. Suggested donation is $3 for adults.

The lecture topics include:

• “The Underground Railroad on the Kansas Frontier” by Todd Mildfelt, Jan. 29.

• “A Principled Politician: James H. Lane and the Fight for Kansas and the Union” by Ian Spurgeon, Feb. 5.

• “Lawrence: Survivors of Quantrill’s Raid” by Katie Armitage, Feb. 12.

• “Perry Fuller: The Road from Poverty to Riches, Influence and Political Power” by Deborah Barker, Feb. 19.

• “Teaching the Civil War in the 21st Century” by Paul Stuewe, Feb. 26.

The Feb. 5 event will include an unveiling ceremony for a painting of Lane recently donated to the Lecompton Historical Society.

Comments

Lawrence Morgan 2 years, 3 months ago

Please video tape these lectures and present them under a separate heading, so that people can listen to and hear these lectures later on.

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friendlyjhawk 2 years, 3 months ago

I hope the lectures on Bleeding Kansas extent to the present day blood letting the state is receiving from Brownback.

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