"Go to Kansas"
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. Nicodemus represents the involvement of African Americans in the westward expansion and settlement of the Great Plains. It is the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi River.Read More
Did You Know?
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.