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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Members of the public can learn about Nebraska’s historic African-American homesteader town at an event later this month.

The Homestead National Monument of America will host a presentation on DeWitty on Feb. 25 at 1 p.m., followed by a screening of the documentary film “Frontier University Dreams” at 2 p.m.

DeWitty was the longest-settled and most prominent African-American homesteader town in Nebraska. It was established by African-American homesteaders in 1907 in Cherry County. The last of the residents moved away in 1936.

The event is free and open to the public.

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service, located four miles west of Beatrice.