Homesteaders in Cherry County, Nebraska
During the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century a small number of African Americans came to Nebraska as homesteaders, seeking new opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency working the land. The largest black homesteading settlement in Nebraska was started in 1904 in the Sandhills of Cherry County. Another smaller community was established in 1908, west of Westerville in Custer County. The Cherry County families pictured here were a part of the Brownlee settlement.
Great Plains Black History Museum, North Omaha History Harvest, 2011
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Cherry County (Neb.)