Daily Archives: February 11th, 2021

Black Town In Kansas? Poem Explains Epic Story-(click on link to listen to short poem).

https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=E821D9DB-ACD3-8EA3-DA70D2866131A379 After the Civil War, Black Americans left Kentucky in search of expanded freedoms in the “promised land”: Kansas. After selecting this new townsite in 1877, Nicodemus was presided over by the Black-dominated Nicodemus Town Company, and early settlers like Reverend Simon P. Roundtree and W.R. Hill touted the area as a refuge for Black …

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