Saturday, January 26, 2008

Black History Month

Homestead National Monument of America will host a special program on Sunday, February 10 in recognition of February’s designation as Black History Month. The Cable Ace Award-winning documentary The Untold West: The Black West, narrated by noted actor Danny Glover, will be shown at the Homestead Heritage Center at 1:00 p.m. and will be repeated at 3:00 p.m.

Between the two showings, at 2:00 p.m., the monument will use its cutting-edge fiber optic distance learning technology to “visit” Nicodemus National Historic Site, a National Park Service site located in northwest Kansas. A national park ranger from Nicodemus will speak about the all-black town’s founding after the Civil War and the settlers there who used the Homestead Act to acquire land, farms, and opportunities for better lives away from the racism of the post-Reconstruction South.

Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park System located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska on State Highway 4. Admission to all events, displays, and exhibits is free of charge.

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit

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