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The Black Homesteader Experience

In this one-hour lecture, historian Priscilla Marshall will explain how the Homestead Act of 1862, which granted 160 acres of free land to anyone in exchange for an $18 filing fee, encouraged throngs of black Americans to move west during the period of Reconstruction. Learn about how this new generation of Americans staked claims to land in some of the country’s harshest climates. Sun 2-3:30 p.m


Feb 12, 2017 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

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