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Unheard Voices: Lesser-known voices of the American West

Event Type: Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 9/15/2017
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM
Description:
 Nicodemus, a post-Reconstruction-Era African American community in Kansas - Charlotte Hinger

Kansas historian and mystery novelist Charlotte Hinger, now a resident of Northern Colorado, earned her MA from Fort Hays University, before embarking on the research that would result in the publication of her scholarly work, Nicodemus: Post-Reconstruction Politics and Racial Justice in Western Kansas. “Nicodemus seemed to be doomed from the start. But the town roiled Kansas politics, and became the first African American community in America to lay down the law to whites. This raw community of ex-slaves created a new civilization on the Great Plains. Three charismatic black leaders, turned Nicodemus into an unlikely political powerhouse.”

Other events in this series:
September 22 - Colorado's Northern Arapaho, Denise Fisher and Robert Ward / Poudre Heritage Alliance
September 29 - The Diverse Origins of Europeans in Weld County, Peggy Ford Waldo
October 6 - Hispanic Heritage in Weld County, Gabriel and Jody Lopez
Library: Farr Regional Library
Location: Meeting Room
Contact: Kazi Jestribek
Contact Number: 888-861-7323