A Black History Month program, “Children of the Promised Land,” will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Main Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas.
The history topic will be the town of Nicodemus, Kansas, the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War.
The town is a National Historical Site. A pictorial history will explore the experiences of the mothers and their children in Nicodemus, some of whom were the first in their families who were born free.
The discussion will explore 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.
This program had been scheduled earlier, but was rescheduled for tonight.