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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
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).
Item Number: 702
Call Number: Reproduction in Photograph Collection E185 .1877 *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 702
Collections - Library
Community Life - Town development - Town companies - Nicodemus Town Company
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Emigrant aid organizations
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Exoduster settlements
Curriculum - 7th Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - 1860s to 1870s (Benchmark 3) - Exodusters (Indicator 5) - Relatively free land
Date - 1870s - 1877
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Poster
People - African Americans - Exodusters
Places - Cities and towns - Nicodemus
Places - Counties - Graham
Places - Other States - Kentucky
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Printed materials - Posters