The Northeast represents a significant part of Kansas’ history in the fight for freedom and equality. The neighborhood is rich in history and home to many historic churches and Black-owned businesses along Quindaro Boulevard.
The former town of Quindaro was a once-bustling Civil War-era free port of entry into Kansas and stop on the Underground Railroad. The archeological ruins can be viewed from a stone platform at the Quindaro Ruins Overlook. In 2019, the federal government designated Quindaro as a National Commemorative Site. Today, visitors can see fascinating artifacts, documents and photographs and hear the stories of the people who settled in the town by visiting Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum. Nearby is one of the oldest statues of John Brown, a famous Kansas abolitionist.