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Hays, Kansas Confronts Its Racist History

This segment did not air as planned on April 22, 2021. 

Some Kansans take pride in their free state history and sometimes romanticize the "Bleeding Kansas" days when abolitionists like John Brown fought to keep slavery out of the state.

But that pride can tend to paper over brutally racist parts of Kansas history — including dozens of Black men who were lynched in the state between the Civil War and World War II.

David Condos of the Kansas News Service reports that the history of racism can still be felt today.

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