The Demonic and the Demure: Rape and Race in the 20’s in Coffeyville, Kansas

Program for March 16, 2014
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Geof Newman, Doctoral candidate at University of Kansas, Department of History

When two white high school girls banged on their neighbor’s door at 2 am crying and hysterical, it plunged a small city in Kansas into a week of riot, lynching and occupation by the National Guard. This incident had an outcome very different from what one would expect.

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