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Filmmaker Artes Johnson discusses Nebraska’s DeWitty African-American Homesteaders

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Dinsdale Family Learning Commons Room: DINS 235, Stock Seed Farms Classroom
East Campus
Charlene Maxey-Harris, (402) 472-2526,
Bring your lunch and learn about the incredible history and story of Nebraska’s African-American settlement, DeWitty, from one of its descendants, Artes Johnson, filmmaker and founder of Descendants of DeWitty. 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. Johnson will share pictures of his family’s journey from the Underground Railroad to Nebraska.

These events are in partnership with Reshell Ray, associate director for programs and events, Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement .

Related events:
Feb 3, 4-6 pm, Documentary and Reception Event:

Loft Gallery Exhibit:
On display until Feb 28

Image of Artes Johnson, courtesy of Francis Gardler, Lincoln Journal Star

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