Civil Conversations: Nicodemus, Kansas
In partnership with High Country News

Nicodemus, Kansas, founded in 1877, is the only black American, post-Civil War town still in existence in the West. As part of our Civil Conversations series, we traveled to Nicodemus to learn about the town’s vibrant past, explore the disturbing social and economic forces that led to its rapid retreat, and get inspired by the people behind its improbable persistence today.