was the first migration of blacks following the Civil War.
What is a Exoduster ?
Exodusters was a name given to African Americans who migrated from states along the Mississippi River to Kansas in the late nineteenth century, as part of the Exoduster Movement or Exodus of 1879. It was the first general migration of blacks following the Civil War.
Why did The Exodusters move to kansas
Kansas was associated with freedom because of the Anti-slavery activists during the bleeding Kansas era and the fame of John Brown
Why did the Exodusters move West ?
To claim and settle lands as provided by the Homestead Act and escape racial segregation and intimidation in the South.