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January 11, 2016 GREAT NEWS!! Dedication Ceremony for DeWitty Historical Marker April 11, 2016. A dedication ceremony for a new Nebraska State Historical Marker in Cherry County commemorating DeWitty- Audacious, the state’s longest and most successful African-American rural settlement in the state of Nebraska at the site of the marker, near the Brownlee turnoff… Continue Reading →
Joyceann Gray 6/27/2015 DeWitty-Audacious The Hayes family was there too! William Roy Hayes subjected to mustard gas in WWII had died before any of his grandkids were born. We are told he wore a wide bandage around his stomach to hold everything in place. When he was young, he was quite a cowboy in the… Continue Reading →
“It is a revered thing to see an ancient castle not in decay; how much more to behold an ancient family which has stood against the waves and weathers of time!” – Francis Bacon Each day I wake with renewed energy to bring to life the accomplishments and lives of our people who walked before… Continue Reading →
We are a family blessed with high achievers. Goldie is one such person but whom also possessed a loving nurturing nature. She left a positive and lasting impression on those who were fortunate enough to be in her life and a rich legacy for her descendants. Goldie Walker Hayes, was born in Overton, Dawson Nebraska… Continue Reading →
DeWitty- Audacious Here are some more neighbors that were the backbone of the community and who also held the dream of a better life for their family and themselves. The William H. Rann Family story begins with William and his brother James we believe who made their way to Canada from Kanawha, Virginia. Once on… Continue Reading →
I updated Dr. Jerome R. Riley’s story after some more research. So please go check him out again! https://jgraydiscovery.com/dr-jerome-r-riley/ Additionally, I completed 5 biographies of Black Ambassadors for BlackPast.org: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/allen-bernadette-mary-1955 http://www.blackpast.org/aah/watson-barbara-mae-1918-1983 http://www.blackpast.org/aah/holloway-anne-forrester-1941-2006 Two additional biographies yet to be posted… stay tuned.. Something new to chat about is the Facebook page developed concerning the erection of a… Continue Reading →