100 story challenge

From Slavery to Prosperity

A Black homesteader became successful after the Civil War

I ran across this photo and wanted to share it as part of my series of roadside markers. It was in a museum about homesteaders in Nebraska, which is near the town of Beatrice. Both Kansas and Nebraska had similar deals. You could claim 40 acres, and if you built a…



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James Jordan

Teller of tales, many of which are actually true. Award-winning journalist, and the William Allen White Award for reporting.