I conclude that there was a very small
increase of blacks from former slave holding states. But there were more
blacks in 1885 than 1875 from former slave holding states. The census supports
the research question by giving the numbers of blacks in Delaware Township,
Kansas. It also gives an incomplete answer because I don't know how many
blacks were skipped over and not counted. We also don't know how many blacks
were here before the census was taken and when they left. Many of them
were probably here and moved away. Some of the blacks may have even moved
to another part of Kansas like Wyandotte County. Since the Underground
Railroad was in Wyandotte many of the blacks may have settled in that town
instead or even moved from Delaware to Wyandotte because of other family
members already living there. But I believe there were more blacks in 1885
than 1875 because of the want for freedom. Kansas was the place of freedom.
I think doing a research question on immigration to Wyandotte County would
be a great project because that was where the Underground Railroad was
in Kansas City, Kansas.