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The Lecompton Reenactors
The Lecompton Reenactors is a skilled group of amateur historians with a theatrical bent who bring to life the dramatic political strife and guerrilla warfare which existed in Kansas Territory. They provide an entertaining way for modern Kansans to understand the American Civil War in its embryonic stage.
Their play “Bleeding Kansas” was written by J. Howard Duncan and reveals the wide spectrum of personalities and opinions which existed in the Kansas Territory, 1854 to 1861. The play was written specifically to the State of Kansas middle school history standard. There were two governments in Kansas, each calling the other bogus. The pro-slavery government, fully sanctioned by the United States government, was regarded as bogus because of audacious election frauds committed by commuting Missourians. The free-state government was regarded as bogus due to the stench of treason in creation without authorization.
Listen, react, and interact with the Lecompton Reenactors as they bring to life this turbulent time in history of Kansas and the Nation in a period political gathering. Kansas Territorial characters you’ll meet include John Brown, Jim Lane, Sheriff Sam Jones, Territorial Governor Andrew Reeder, Clarina Nichols, Charles and Sara Robinson, Senator David Atchison, Judge Rush Elmore and the Reverend Thomas Johnson among others.
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