The Sumner Country Historical & Genealogical Society will host “Children of the Promised Land”, a presentation and discussion by Angela Bates on Saturday, April 16th, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the Meeting Room at the Wellington Public Library. Everyone is invited to attend the free program – a pictorial history that explores the unique experiences of the children of Nicodemus who were the first members of their families born free from the physical and psychological effects of slavery. Angela Bates is the executive director of the Nicodemus Historical Society. She presents educational programs across the nation covering Nicodemus, Exodusters and black towns in the West, Buffalo Soldiers, and Black women in the West. This program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.