Great Plains lecture: From Slavery to Homesteading

Feb 21 2019 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm

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About this event
Angela Bates, President/Executive Director of the Nicodemus Historical Society and Museum, will give a talk titled “Home in the Promised Lands of Kansas: From Slavery to Homesteading” on Feb. 21 at 3:30 p.m. at the Center for Great Plains Studies. Bates will explore the personal and human element of the freedom experienced by Black homesteaders at Nicodemus, Kansas. The residents of this settlement shifted from slavery to land ownership in the free state of Kansas — and they made Nicodemus their own. By highlighting the personal family stories of the settlers, she will examine how the concept of choice is introduced with emancipation. This event is part of the Paul A. Olson Great Plains lecture series and is free and open to the public. Parking is usually available in the Que Place garage at 11th and Q streets.
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Center for Great Plains Studies
1155 Q St
Lincoln, NE 68588
United States
Phone: 402-472-0602