DUE TO PRECAUTIONS FOR COVID-19 AND THE PROTECTION OF OUR VISITORS, STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS, THE LUNCH AND LEARN EVENT “CHILDREN OF THE PROMISE LAND” WILL BE CANCELLED. WE WILL LOOK TO HOPEFULLY RESCHEDULE AT A LATER DATE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
“Children of the Promised Land”
Presentation Explores Lives of Free-Born Children after Civil War
Guest Speaker: Angela Bates
Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Gordon Parks Museum
Please feel free to bring your lunch and drinks, dessert will be provided!
Nicodemus, a small, unincorporated town in Graham County, is the only remaining western
town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War.
Today the town is a National Historic Site. This pictorial history explores the unique experience
of mothers and their children in Nicodemus, some of whom were the first members of their
families born free.
Angela Bates is the executive director of the Nicodemus Historical Society. She presents educational
programs across the nation covering Nicodemus, Exodusters and black towns in the West,
Buffalo Soldiers, and black women in the West.
“Children of the Promised Land” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Movement of Ideas Speakers
Bureau, featuring presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire, spark
conversations that inform, and generate insights that strengthen civic engagement.
For more information about “Children of the Promised Land” contact the Gordon Parks Museum
at 620 -223-2700 ext 5850 or visit http://www.gordonparkscenter.org/.