The NicBlues of Nicodemus, KS – Playmakerjournal


The NicBlues of Nicodemus, KS


The NicBlues of Nicodemus, Kansas.

During the Great Depression, photographers working for the Historic American Buildings Survey, a New Deal program, documented the architectural features of noteworthy structures and districts in towns across the country. Nicodemus, in northwestern Kansas, was noteworthy as an all-black burg founded in 1877 by former slaves seeking a better life outside the South. National Park Service historians found old images of the local ball club and added them to their survey documentation.