Dawn of Day: Stories from the Underground Railroad

Dawn of Day is a historical documentary about the Underground Railroad in Kansas that brings to light Wabaunsee County’s unsung heroes who traversed one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history. Faith, family, and politics united a community of neighbors who lived and died to ensure Kansas was a free state. Richard Pitts, director of the Wonder Workshop in Manhattan, Kansas, narrates the film and interviews educators, historians and descendants of abolitionists whose shared heritage lives on in the freedom we enjoy today. May 11, 2020- It is with a sad note that we announce the passing of Richard Pitts, the narrator of this film. Richard’s life was spent working with youth, teaching and inspiring them to make a difference in the world around them. We will miss you good friend 🙂 Produced by: Debbie K. Mercer College of Education, Kansas State University Directed by: Rusty Earl

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