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Nicodemus Emancipation and Homecoming Celebration

The Nicodemus Emancipation and Homecoming Celebration is held annually the last weekend in July to celebrate the abolishment of slavery in the United States. It also celebrates NicodemusNicodemus, the only still-living all-black community west of the Mississippi founded by former slaves. The Emancipation and Homecoming Celebration has taken place every year since 1878. The event includes such attractions as a parade, a fashion show, military displays, and descendants' program, which draws relatives of the original town settlers from across the country. More...
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Celebrate Black History Month in Nicodemus, Kansas




The descendants of Nicodemus settlers are spread far and wide, many making great contributions to the communities in which they live, in their chosen professions and as a result, to their states and country.

Nicodemus was the first town west of the Mississippi built by and for black settlers, and today it remains the last. In November 1996, the little town became a unit of the National Park Service dedicated to telling the story of these these pioneers who accomplished so much with so little, surviving the odds with a spirit not unlike the Mayflower Pilgrims who, with a dream of freedom from persecution, helped build a great nation.

http://mojotraveler.com/celebrate-black-history-month-in-nicodemus-kansas/


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