The DeWitty Settlement

DeWitty was the longest lasting, most successful black settlement in Nebraska. Located near the small town of Brownlee, DeWitty was established in 1906 and settled by former slaves and black Canadian immigrants. At a time when American cities were erupting in race riots, the black settlers of DeWitty and white residents of Brownlee peacefully coexisted and thrived together. Meet descendants of both communities as they gather to commemorate their shared history.

Kay Hall


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