Ranger LueCreasea Horne and Ranger Brendan Oates
Nicodemus National Historic Site, Nicodemus, Kansas
Formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky at the end of the of post-Civil War Reconstruction period to experience freedom in the “Promised Land” of Kansas. Nicodemus (nps.gov/nico, Facebook: @NicodemusNPS) represents the involvement of African Americans in the westward expansion and settlement of the Great Plains. It is the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi.