THE NICODEMUS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

R.R. #2 Box 139
Bogue, Kansas 67625

(913) 839-4280

PRESENTS

Angela Bates-Tompkins
President, Author, and Historian

"THE HISTORY OF NICODEMUS"

Available to Kansas Schools


Dressed in a beautiful Victorian dress, Angela will provide you and your students with a dynamic presentation on the history of Nicodemus, the only remaining all African American town left west of the Mississippi. Designated a National Park (Site) on October 3, 1996. The western migration of the African American and their settlement in the West will be discussed. She will autograph the most recent book on Nicodemus "Going Home to Nicodemus" where she is featured along side her great great grandfather Perry Bates, Civil War veteran and settler of Nicodemus. She will share the story of book entitled "Wagon Wheels" and other accounts settler stories. Slides and video shown. She has spearheaded a project with Senator Dole, Congressman Pat Roberts and the National Parks to obtain National Park status for Nicodemus. Angela has been featured in and consultant to many documentaries, books and films, is author of many books, educational curriculum, and wrote the Kansas Tourism guide "Kansas African American History Trail."

This is Kansas history ALIVE!

CALL (913) 839-4280 NOW

The Only Remaining All African American Pioneer Town


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