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Children of the Promised Land

Date and Time: October 16, 2021, 10:00 AM CT

Location: Derby Public Library, 1600 E Walnut Grove RD, Derby
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Presented by Angela Bates

Nicodemus, a small, unincorporated town in Graham County, 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. This pictorial history 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 the contrast of life and decisions based on the simple concept of 'choice,' which freedom afforded.

Sponsored by: Friends of Derby Public Library


For more information about this event, please contact:
Susan Gessler
(316) 461-9704


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