• Sunflowers glow in the morning sunlight outside of Nicodemus.

    Nicodemus

    National Historic Site Kansas

History & Culture

Nicodemus, Kansas
 

Discover Nicodemus!

Nicodemus National Historic Site: The Five Historic Buildings

Nicodemus National Historic Site: Timeline

Nicodemus National Historic Site: Census Records

Nicodemus National Historic Site: Bob Dole Interview

National Park Service: Acheological Digs

National Park Service: Featured Getaway

National Park Service: Site Profile

National Park Service: Interactive Historical Feature

Nicodemus Township: Emancipation Celebration

University of South Florida: Nicodemus Oral History Project

Black History 2014 PowerPoint: Ranger's PowerPoint

 

Suggested Readings

Going Home to Nicodemus by Daniel Chu and Bill Shaw

Promised Land on the Solomon: Black Settlement at Nicodemus, Kansas

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/nico/settlement.pdf

 
Civil War Reenactors at Homecoming
Reenactors stand at attention during the annual Emancipation Celebration.
NPS Photo
 

African American Experience Fund

The mission of the African American Experience Fund of the National Park Foundation is to preserve African American history by supporting education programs in National Parks that celebrate African American history and culture.

There are 27 National Parks identified by the African American Experience Fund:

African American National Civil War Memorial
African Burial Ground National Monument, New York
Booker T. Washington National Monument, Virginia
Boston African American National Historic Site, Massachusetts
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Kansas
Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Louisiana
Cane River National Heritage Area, Louisiana
Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, Washington, DC
Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers
Central High School National Historic Site, Arkansas
Dayton Aviation Heritage National Park, Ohio
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Washington, DC
George Washington Carver National Monument, Missouri
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, Virginia
Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, Georgia
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, Washington, DC
Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, Louisiana
Nicodemus National Historic Site, Kansas
Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, Alabama
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Alabama

 
Horses grazing near the Nicodemus Schoolhouse.
Horses grazing near the Nicodemus Schoolhouse.
NPS PHOTO BY WILLIAM POPE

Did You Know?

Five Historic Buildings

The original settlers of Nicodemus organized the town using the five pillars of many African American communities: religion, education, home ownership, business, and civic government.