LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Researchers at the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln next month will discuss in a lecture the new research on black homesteaders in the Great Plains.

The Paul A. Olson Great Plains Lecture is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the center, 1155 Q St., in Lincoln.

The center says about 70% of the black homesteaders settled in clusters or “colonies,” including one in DeWitty, Nebraska.

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