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Dawn of Day: K-State Documentary Reveals Wabaunsee County's Role in Underground Railroad

Dawn of Day: Stories from the Underground Railroad is a new, historical documentary produced by Kansas State University.

The battle over slavery in Kansas is well known. But for years, little was known about the Kansas role in the Underground Railroad.  Now, Kansas State University has produced a documentary about the secret network that helped runaway slaves escape their captivity.  The film, Dawn of Day, sheds light on the activities of the Underground Railroad in Wabaunsee County.  KPR's J. Schafer recently spoke with the director of the film, Rusty Earl and, with Kris Bailey, one of the actors.

That was Rusty Earl, of Kansas State University, who directed the new documentary, Dawn of Day: Stories from the Underground Railroad We also heard from Kris Bailey, a K-State graduate student who portaryed a slave in the film.  They were speaking with KPR’s J. Schafer. 

Want to watch this hour-long documentary?  You can, online.


New K-State Documentary Explores Underground Railroad in Kansas

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