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Derby
Dodge City
Junction City
Kansas City
Lawrence
Leavenworth
Olathe
Overland Park
Topeka
Wichita


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FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM KANSAS


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TRADITIONAL KANSAS FOODS


  • Barbecue
  • Collard Greens
  • Okra
  • Blackeyed Peas
  • Green Beans
  • Corn On The Cob
  • Fruit Butters
  • Chutneys
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Pickled Pig's Feet
  • Sausages
  • Beef Jerky
  • Cider
  • Shepherd Pie
  • Squash Cobbler





 

   

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT KANSAS?


  1. Kansas population is ranked 33rd in the U.S. Total 2,853,116 (2010)

  2. After the Civil War, many veterans constructed homesteads in Kansas. Many African Americans also looked to Kansas as the land of "John Brown", and led by men like Benjamin "Pap" Singleton began establishing black colonies in the state.

  3. Many African Americans in Kansas are descended from the Exodusters, newly freed blacks who fled the South for land in Kansas following the Civil War.

  4. The history of professional sports in Kansas probably dates from the establishment of the minor league Topeka Capitals and Leavenworth Soldiers in 1886 in the Western League.The African-American Bud Fowler played on the Topeka team that season, one year before the "color line" descended in professional baseball.

  5. The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that the total GDP in 2008 was $122.7 billion, making its United States's 32nd highest state by GDP.

  6. Kansas contains three climatic types: humid continental, semi-arid steppe, and humid subtropical. The eastern two-thirds of the state (especially the northeastern portion) has a humid continental climate, with cool to cold winters and hot, often humid summers.

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Roots of Rhythm Drumming Group from Kansas, Dorothy's not the only one living here!
 
Josie Miles, the Kansas City Four - Sweet Man Joe (1924)
 
Umar Johnson Compilation: Black Feminism, Queer Rights & Ferguson - Kansas City, KS
 
 
DEMOGRAPHICS & QUICK FACTS
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Demographics of Kansas
By Race White Black American Indian Asian Hispanic
total population 90.87% 6.60% 1.67% 2.45% 7.89%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Quick Facts:
  1. Kansas ranks #20 as best states to live.  Source

  2. Percentage of black-owned firms, 2.0%

  3. 50.5% of Kansans are female and 49.5% are male.


State Symbols:

Kansas Flag
The Flag of the State of Kansas


  • Flower - Sunflower
  • Bird - Western Meadowlark
  • Song - “Home on the Range”
  • Animal - Buffalo
  • Tree - Cottonwood

    Nickname: The Sunflower State
    Motto(s): Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulties)
    Capital: Topeka


5 Largest Cities:
  1. Wichita
  2. Overland Park
  3. Kansas City
  4. Topeka
  5. Olathe
 


 
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