Their sunrises were escaping from American slavery to Canada; they arrived as refugees to make successful lives and careers. Their sunsets were enjoyed as their eyes closed on DeWitty, their successful creation of the largest Black settlement in all of Nebraska.

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The Friends of DeWitty is a membership of individuals, families, and corporate sponsors who value the preservation of history and education. The Friends and are committed to commemorating the memory of our DeWitty ancestors. The Friends of DeWitty will provide ongoing support for The Descendants of DeWitty's (a 501C3 non-profit) operations, improvements, and special events. With many opportunities for special events throughout the year, the Friends will host an annual gala, as well as, up to three additional special events for you to celebrate with us each year. The activities may vary from year to year, but expect them to be both fun and memorable. Join us today with your tax-deductible donation. Please make your online donation today to keep the DeWitty legacy alive.

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