Black Town In Kansas? Poem Explains Epic Story

Nicodemus National Historic Site


Sunni Patterson shares the story of Nicodemus, Kansas and the freed African Americans who settled there. Violence and Jim Crow Laws in the south motivated five families to move west. Over time, Nicodemus would become part of the larger migration story known as the "Exodusters." Today, the ancestors of these five families still live in this town that was founded in 1877.


2 minutes, 26 seconds


NPS / David Ehrenberg

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