Archive for Wednesday, February 22, 2012

KCKCC program covers history of Nicodemus

February 22, 2012

The story of Nicodemus, the oldest and only remaining all African American western town, will be told in two sessions Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

Nationally-noted African American Western Historian Angela Bates will present a one-hour photo power point and exhibition entitled “Slavery, Migration, Exodusters and Kansas Black Towns.” The presentation first will be made at 10 a.m. at Room 2325 in the Jewell Center, and then at 11 a.m. in the Intercultural Center. In addition, Bates will be a guest at a reception prior to the programs at 9:30 a.m.

A native of Nicodemus, Bates earned a lifetime achievement award in 2005 for her dedication, passion and many long years of work with the U.S. Congress and the National Park Service to establish Nicodemus as a national historic site.

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