Sunflower Journeys Program 1706
Underground Railroad: Explore the legendary history of the Underground Railroad. Shrouded in secrecy, this network of homesteads helped lead slaves to freedom prior to the Civil War. Viewers will learn some of the lore surrounding this network, as well as visit some of its “stops” in Kansas. Quindaro: Sunflower Journeys looks at the history of Quindaro, a town created as a free-state portal into Kansas Territory. Established by New England emigrants and Wyandotte Indians, the short-lived community served as a major stop on the Underground Railroad. Brown v Board: A preview of KTWU documentary entitled Black/White & Brown. Narrated by Bill Kurtis, with a reading by Walter Cronkite, this segment looks at the local history of the famous desegregation case, Brown versus The Board of Education of Topeka.
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