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Many Thousand Gone: Springfield's Lost Black History

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Southwest Missouri State English professor Dr. Katherine Lederer traces the history and growth of the black community of Springfield, Missouri--and the exodus of the majority of that community after the Easter weekend triple-lynching of 1906. The power of this work is intensified by photographs and documents that testify to a prospering culture that was shattered by a trag ...more
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Published 1986 by Southwest Missouri State University
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Phil Overeem
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During my tenure at what was then called Southwest Missouri State University, Dr. Kay Lederer was my favorite English instructor, among many excellent ones. I knew, while taking two of her courses, that she was hard at work on this project (I believe there is an accompanying film), but after graduating in 1984, though I kept in some touch with her, I lost track of the progress of the book. Thanks to it having been preserved in Missouri State University's digital collection, I was finally able to ...more
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