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Telling Dunlap's Story

At its annual meeting on May 9, 2013, Prairie Heritage voted to support efforts to memorialize the Dunlap Farm Colony and Dunlap Village--African-American communities established near Council Grove in the Flint Hills of Kansas in the late nineteenth century. A number of descendants of those settlers (including Prairie Heritage's own president, Ustaine Talley) are working with other interested organizations and individuals to tell the story of those communities. Prairie Heritage will help with those efforts in any way possible.

Telling Dunlap's Story An overview of the African-American cemetery at Dunlap
Telling Dunlap's Story Many of the African-American settlers and their descendants are buried in the Dunlap Cemetery.
Telling Dunlap's Story Visitors explore the African-American cemetery at Dunlap.


Telling Dunlap's Story This decommissioned church building, once housing a United Methodist congregation, is being purchased by the Morris County Historical Society. It will be a good place to tell the stories of local residents of all ethnicities. When the church was still active, it honored a neighboring church by preserving its bell. The neighboring church, which served the African-American community, was the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Dunlap.
Telling Dunlap's Story Here is the inscription on that monument.
Telling Dunlap's Story Dunlap descendant Jackie Davis erected a monument to African-American settlers on his family's land.

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