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Humanities Lecture Series: Nicodemus, Kansas

Preserving an African American Town Founded by Former Slaves

Room 5001

December 05, 2017

12-1 p.m.


Archive Story


Ashley Adams, Ph.D. is a descendent of Nicodemus, Kansas, an African American town founded by former slaves in 1877. In 1996, the National Park Service designated five Nicodemus buildings as a National Historic Site.

This multimedia lecture includes a short history of Nicodemus and its current preservation status of its story as it relates to the African American and human experience.