Go To Kansas

Offered by: Nicodemus Historical Site
Program Description:
Nicodemus was established in 1877 as formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky in organized colonies at the end of the of post-Civil War Reconstruction period to experience freedom in the "promised land" of Kansas. In this lesson a Park Ranger will discuss the historical role of the town of Nicodemus in during the Reconstruction period and the significance of the role African American played in the westward movement in the United States.