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The sixth program of the summer campfire series at Homestead National Monument of America features Christy Hyman discussing "Exodusters and Early African American Traditions",Saturday August 8, 2015 at 7 pm at the Education Center.
Lured by stories of a "Promised Land" out west, the Exodusters journeyed from a hostile South to the Midwest in search of land, opportunity and prosperity. But what would cause such an "exodus" of people to leave the South, that place they had once called home? Join Christy to discover the people who set this migration in motion and the events that shaped how many African Americans would come to the "land that is blessed".
"Kansas was the main destination for Exodusters. We hope you will join us to discover why over 30,000 African Americans migrated to our neighbor to the south" said Superintendent Mark Engler.
You are invited to bring a favorite lawn chair and insect repellent. In case of inclement weather the program will move into the Education Center.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2015. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/
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