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Loft Gallery: Descendants of DeWitty: The Audacious Nebraska Saga

Date: Time: All Day
Nebraska East Union Room: Loft Gallery (on 3rd floor)
Additional Info: NEU
Contact: Reshell Ray, rray1@unl.edu
A photography exhibition. The work of documentary filmmaker and photographer Artes Johnson is on display from Jan. 16 to Feb. 28, 2023 in celebration of Black history in Nebraska.

The 20 images in the exhibit highlight the daily life of Black settlers in the village of DeWitty in Cherry County. Located in Nebraska’s Sandhills region, DeWitty was Nebraska’s “largest and most permanent colony” of African American homesteaders, existing from 1907 until about 1936.

Read more about DeWitty: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeWitty,_Nebraska


RELATED EVENTS:

Feb 3, 12 to 1 p.m. @ Dinsdale Family Learning Commons
LUNCH & LEARN DISCUSSION with ARTES JOHNSON
Johnsnon will lead a midday discussion about Nebraska’s African-American Homesteaders and share pictures of his family’s journey from the Underground Railroad to Nebraska.
Details: https://events.unl.edu/lib/2023/02/03/170368/

Feb. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. @ Nebraska East Union’s Loft Gallery
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING with ARTES JOHNSON
A free screening of Johnson’s 30-minute documentary film DESCENDANTS OF DEWITTY: THE AUDACIOUS NEBRASKA SAGA, followed by a Q&A session about Black homesteaders in Nebraska. Details: https://events.unl.edu/2023/02/03/16937

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