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AfriGeneas Western Frontier Forum

Exoduster --- Kansas

"As life in the South worsened after the Civil War, many African Americans considered leaving for more promising lands.
Blacks understood that land ownership provided the economic foundation for political and social independence, yet most were unable to secure acreage for their families. This apparent lack of progress in the South motivated Benjamin "Pap" Singleton to initiate a westward colonization movement."

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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