Seg 1: Author Derrick Barnes. Seg 2: Exodusters In Kansas (R) | KCUR

Seg 1: Author Derrick Barnes. Seg 2: Exodusters In Kansas (R)

Segment 1: Why barber shops are more than a place to your haircut. 

An author with Kansas City roots reminisces about the unique relationship between African-American boys and barber shops in Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut.

Segment 2, beginning at 18:57: History behind the widescale migration of African-Americans to Kansas in the 19th Century.

After the Civil War, freed slaves fled the South, but not everyone went North. Learn about the thousands who ventured to rural, western Kansas to start farms and how it impacts our culture to this day.