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All colored people that want to go to Kansas, on September 5th 1877, can do so for $5.00 - Page
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This broadside advertises the availability of land in Nicodemus, Graham County, Kansas, and encourages African-American emigration into the state. As noted on the poster, some African-American residents of Lexington, Kentucky, were moving to Nicodemus and consolidating themselves with the Nicodemus Town Company. Nicodemus was settled in 1877, and is the only surviving all-black settlement west of the Mississippi that was settled by former slaves during the Exoduster period after the Civil War. It is now a historic site administered by the National Parks Service.

Creator: Nicodemus Town Company
Date: 1877

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This can be grouped with other sources regarding Nicodemus, including the certificate of membership in the town company, newspaper articles from the Nicodemus Cyclone, census data, and images of the town (both in the 19th and in the 20th centuries).

KS:7th:3.5:Exodusters (2005)

Item Number: 702
Call Number: Reproduction in Photograph Collection E185 .1877 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 702

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