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 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.