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Children of the Promised Land
February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Nicodemus, a small, unincorporated town in Graham County, Kansas 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. Children of the Promised Land is a pictorial history that explores the unique experience of mothers and their children in Nicodemus, some of whom were the first members of their families born free.
This discussion will explore the dynamics of child-rearing during and after slavery, stories of children conceived in slavery but born free, and how baby names were changed or used to reflect attitudes about free-born children. Presented by Angela Bates. Angela is the executive director and past president of the Nicodemus Historical Society.
You can participate in the presentation in-person or online with Zoom.
If you choose to come to library that evening, we will all be wearing masks and remain socially distanced.
Registration is required for both in person and online participation.
Please register online below, call the library, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.