Meet the Past - William Clarke Quantrill

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On the 149th anniversary of  his raid on Lawrence, Kansas confederate guerilla leader William Clarke Quantrill (portrayed by Aaron Worley) discusses his bloody and controversial career as a Civil War bushwhacker. The session is being taped for later broadcast by KCPT-TV.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
6:30pm @ Central Library

Meet the Past with Crosby Kemper III returns for a conversation with William Clarke Quantrill, portrayed by Aaron Worley, on the 149th anniversary of Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence, Kansas.

Quantrill earned notoriety for the 1863 raid on the abolitionist stronghold of Lawrence, in which some 180 unarmed men and boys were killed.

The event will be taped by KCPT for later broadcast.

Major funding provided by the Courtney S. Turner Charitable Trust, Ken and Cindy McClain, and the J.B. Reynolds Foundation.

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