Nicodemus National Historic Site, Nicodemus

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Nicodemus National Historic Site, located in Nicodemus, Kansas, United States, preserves, protects and interprets the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the American Civil War. The town of Nicodemus is symbolic of the pioneer spirit of African Americans who dared to leave the only region they had been familiar with to seek personal freedom and the opportunity to develop their talents and capabilities. The site was named, at least in part, for a legendary African-American slave featured in abolitionist Henry Clay Work's "Wake, Nicodemus (1864)." It is a mystical story of an old slave died away and buried in a hollow tree who had asked to be awakened on the Day of Jubilee.
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  • We eagerly planned a visit to Nicodemus as the sole remaining settlement of freed Black American slaves. It is a testament to the courage and hope of the people moving to the middle of nowhere to... 
    We eagerly planned a visit to Nicodemus as the sole remaining settlement of freed Black American slaves. It is a testament to the courage and hope of the people moving to the middle of nowhere to...  more »
  • We drove to Nicodemus as part of our quest to collect the National Park stamps and found it to be well worth the time to visit the small NP site. The Rangers working in the Visitor’s Center included.....  more
    We drove to Nicodemus as part of our quest to collect the National Park stamps and found it to be well worth the time to visit the small NP site. The Rangers working in the Visitor’s Center included.....  more »
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  • This place is absolutely truly one of a kind. It's out in the middle of virtually nowhere but it is so worth the stop. Park ranger was extraordinary knowledgeable and even more friendly. Waited years to come here and it more than made up for the time lost. If you like history, you'll more than love this place.
  • Really wish there was a large billboard or type of advertising to show the local events. Absolutely beautifully historic area. The limestone is incredible!

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