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Quindaro Symposium


April 19 - 21, 2018

The historical significance of the townsite of Quindaro, Kansas, is an established but growing topic thanks to the diligent work of enthusiasts and the site’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The history of the community is essential to the telling of the larger national story of abolitionist and antislavery politics in the Civil War era, race relations, women’s suffrage, native peoples, the Civil War in the West, and other significant stories of our nation. 

This symposium, scheduled for April 19-21, 2018, in Kansas City, Kansas, will contribute to the process of designating the ruins of Quindaro as a National Historic Landmark that will encourage new research, bring this scholarship to a broader public audience, and facilitate discussions about the future of the Quindaro site.

Since the keynote address and the symposium sessions are in two different locations, participants will need to register
for the keynote and the symposium sessions separately. Admission to both symposium events is free.

The symposium kicks off with a keynote address by Dr. Quintard Taylor, Thursday, April 19, 6-8 p.m. at the Kansas City Public Library's Central Library, 14 W 10th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. To register to attend Dr. Taylor’s keynote address.

On Friday and Saturday, April 20-21, the symposium sessions will be held at Memorial Hall, 600 North 7th Street Trafficway, Kansas City, Kansas

For more information, please visit: http://www.freedomsfrontier.org/pages/Quindaro_Symposium 

(Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, the Kansas Humanities Council, and the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library are presenting an ongoing series to record memories of Quindaro townsite and neighborhood. Transcriptions of some of the oral histories will be available for research at the library. If you have memories to share, you can find more information about the upcoming session of Quindaro Oral History Project from this PDF of the flier.)


Contact Person: Frreedom's Frontier National Heritage Area

Contact Information: 785.856.5300 (main phone) / information@freedomsfrontier.org