Black Heritage

Nicodemus is the first all-Black settlement west of the Mississippi, and it’s the only one still remaining. It is among the attractions in Kansas where you can take in the history and heritage of the Black experience in the state. Brown vs. Board National Historic Site, an official stop on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, tells the story of the 20 young children who fought for the desegregation of schools in the nation. Famed photographer, musician, author, and film director, Gordon Parks grew up in Ft. Scott. Today, the Gordon Parks Museum continues to tell his story. You can explore these important landmarks year-round or take in a unique cultural experience through one-of-a-kind festivals and events.

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The Underground Railroad Network To Freedom

Kansas’ role in the fight for freedom is well established. The Bleeding Kansas moniker accurately describes the era in the state’s history where pro-slavery and abolitionist activists clashed. This time in…

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