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Lawrence, KS, the freedom city

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Lawrence, KS, the freedom city

150 years ago today Lawrence, KS was raided and burned by William Quantrill and his pro-slave riders from Missouri. The massacre killed close to 200 Lawrence citizens.

150 years later, we are still a community that fights for freedom and equality despite the rest of the state’s political leanings. We rose from the ashes of Quantrill’s Raid, and continue to thrive.

Today, and every day, I am proud to be a Lawrencian, and Kansan.

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