Dawn of Day: Stories from the Underground Railroad
Dawn of Day is a historical documentary about the Underground Railroad in Kansas that brings to light Wabaunsee County’s unsung heroes who traversed one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history. Faith, family, and politics united a community of neighbors who lived and died to ensure Kansas was a free state.
Richard Pitts, director of the Wonder Workshop Children's Museum in Manhattan, Kansas, narrates the film and interviews educators, historians and descendants of abolitionists whose shared heritage lives on in the freedom we enjoy today.
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Lesson Plans Related to the Underground Railroad in Kansas
Kansas Underground Railroad Resources
- Kansas Historical Society
- Kansas Memory
- Freedom’s Frontier
- Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie
- To Make Kansas Free: The Underground Railroad in Bleeding Kansas (PDF) by Diane Miller
Kansas Underground Railroad Museums