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Nebraska Humanities Program: The Audacious , NE Saga – Descendants of DeWitty
July 12 @ 1:45 pm - 3:15 pmFree
Join us for this free program on July 12 at 1:45 p.m. to learn more about DeWitty, later known as Audacious, which was the largest and longest-lasting African American settlement in rural Nebraska. The settlers, including former slaves who had fled to Canada before the Civil War and their descendants, began to arrive in 1906-07, attracted by the 1904 Kinkaid Act’s offer of 640 acres of free land in the Sandhills. Actual descendants of DeWitty re-enact stories of the settlement and its people, accompanied by historic photographs. For more information about this program please call Denise Harders from Central Plains Library System at 402-462-1975.