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National Park ServiceNews Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 13, 2014
Tina Miller 402-223-3514
African American History Month Commemoration Continues
at Homestead National Monument of America
In recognition of African American History Month, Homestead National Monument of America will have a special program on Sunday, February 23 at 2 pm at the Heritage Center with Phyllis Howard, Education Specialist at Nicodemus National Historic Site.
Nicodemus National Historic Site is located in the Northwest corner of Kansas and preserves, protects, and interprets the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. Ms. Howard will discuss the history of Nicodemus and the significant role African Americans played in the westward movement. Additionally, she will examine why former slaves were leaving the South for the West, while comparing and contrasting the settlements of Nicodemus and other towns on the westward plains. Furthermore, she will provide exclusive insight about future plans the National Park Service has for Nicodemus National Historic Site.
Remember, Homestead National Monument of America has an exciting schedule of events planned for 2014. Keep up with the latest information by following us on Twitter (HomesteadNM) and Facebook (Homestead National Monument of America).
Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visithttps://www.nps.gov/home/index.