• Sunflowers glow in the morning sunlight outside of Nicodemus.


    National Historic Site Kansas

"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.

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Descendants at Nicodemus NHS

Nicodemus continues to be important to our nations’ history because the town serves as focal point for all people to renew spiritual and emotional connections of family, community, and ancestors.