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Kansas History - Summer 1996

(Vol. 19, No. 2)

Kansas History, Summer 1996Nancy J. Hulston, "'Our Schools Must Be Open to All Classes of Citizens': The Desegregation of the University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1938." 88-97.

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The interesting story of the admission of the first black student, Edward V. Williams, to the medical school's clinical program upon the insistence of Governor Walter A. Huxman.

Patrick G. O'Brien, "'I Want Everyone to Know the Shame of the State': Henry J. Allen Confronts the Ku Klux Klan, 1921-1923." 98-111.

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The author argues that Allen's role in the decline of the Kansas Klan was even more important than the much celebrated 1924 campaign of William Allen White.

Elliott West, "A Story of Three Families." 112-123.

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West emphasizes the environmental forces that made the Plains experience of a Central Plains tradition (ca. 1200), Cheyenne (1830s), and Anglo family (Warners, Osborne County, 1870s) surprisingly similar in many respects.

Gary R. Entz, "Image and Reality on the Kansas Prairie: `Pap' Singleton's Cherokee County Colony." 124-139.

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The author casts new light on this less than successful 1870s colonization effort in southeastern Kansas. Efforts to organize a black colony and town in this particular area, "disintegrated" after the summer of 1877.

R. Douglas Hurt, "Gaining Control of the Environment: The Morton County Land Utilization Project in the Kansas Dust Bowl." 140-153.

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The Resettlement Administration launched its land utilization program in Morton County, at the "heart of the Dust Bowl," in 1935; eventually, the acreage acquired by the federal government became the Cimarron National Grasslands.