Title Poem by William Harvey Meehan
Robin W. Winks, Author
Robin Winks delves into the history of enslavement in Canada, the abolitionist movement in Canada. and more. Must reading for Black family historians who straddle the border.
Linda Brown-Kubisch, Author
Livas Anderson settled his family in the Queen's Bush about 1840 before moving on to Rondeau in Kent County, Ontario.
Sharon Hepburn, Author
This is an excellent study of the Elgin Settlement, a planned Black community in Ontario. Several Canada-Nebraska Homestead families are referenced.
Edited by Benjamin Drew
This republication of Drew's, The Refugee: A North-Side View of Slavery, should be read by anyone researching their enslaved ancestors, whether or not they escaped to Canada.
Gwendolyn Robinson and John W. Robinson
Seek the Truth was written to provide a more complete history of an "overlooked segment of the city's history."
A. C. Robbins, Author
Mrs. Robbins details Buxton's history, the importance of that history, and the communities place in the survival story of enslaved people of African descent.
Osborne Perry Anderson, Author
A Voice From Harper's Ferry, A Narrative of Events At Harper's Ferry
Bryan Prince, Author
One Enslaved Family's Incredible Struggle For Freedom
Translated by George Tombs
A Treasury of Soddy Stories
Meehan granddaughters Lena Speese Day and Ava Speese Day contributed a chapter about Black homesteaders and life in the Sandhills.
From the Great Plains Black History Museum.
This is a wonderful narrative and pictorial display of Black life in Nebraska and it includes a section about Black homesteaders.
An Illistrated History of African American in Nebraska
Bertha W. Calloway and Alonzo N. Smith
Center for Great Plains Studies
University of Nebraska
Historic Resources Study
for the National Park Service
Richard Edwards, Mikal Brotnov Eckstrom, Jacob K. Friefeld
Stew Magnuson, Author
The Last American Highway three-book series follows US Route 83 across the US from north to south, including DeWitty/Audacious, NE.
David R. Gross, Author
The Hanna family and DeWitty residents were neighbors and friends. They are now owners and caretakers of what was once DeWitty/Audacious, NE.
Richard Edwards and Jacob K. Friefeld
Preface by Angela Bates
NEWLY RELEASED 2023
Book 1:The Land, A History of Cherry County, Nebraska
Book 2: The People, A History of the People of Cherry County
Published by Cherry County Centennial Committee 1985.
MUDDY CREEK MEANDERINGS
Berwyn 1979, The Berwyn History Book Committee
This book chronicles the families of Custer County, Nebraska. Ava Speese Day contributed the Speese story, pages 489-493.
Thank you to the Speese cousin who gifted me this book. The book is not in print. This copy will be held in the Meehan collection for family members to view.
Bernice Alexander Bennett, Author
Ms. Bennett presents the stories of Black men and women who acquired land in southern states under the Homestead Act of 1862.
Dennis Vossberg, Author
A fictionalized story of the black pioneers who homesteaded in Wheeler County, Nebraska.
Betti Vanepps-Taylor, Author
Forgotten Lives shares the history of African Americans who lived and homesteaded in South Dakota.
Unholiest Patrimony is a work of fiction based on facts from the life and memory of Dorothy's great-grandmother, Charlotte Jackson.
Dorothy is the granddaughter of DeWitty Homesteader, Turner Price.
Cover Illustration by Jacob B. Ferrell
Joyceann Gray is a descendant of DeWitty.
James A. Emanuel
James Emanuel was born in Alliance, Nebraska. He is the son and grandson of DeWitty Homesteaders Alfred Emanuel and Joshua "Doss" Emanuel.
James Emanuel wrote over 300 poems and 13 books.
Forrest Muriel Stith
Forrest Stith was the son of DeWitty homesteaders Christopher and Margaret Stith. He was born in DeWitty, Nebraska.
His fictionalized autobiography of a World War II black army chaplain is out of print but available at libraries.
W. Jeffrey Bolster, Author
Family oral tradition tells the story of Livas Anderson jumping from a ship during a fire in Charleston Harbor in 1821, but he was never enslaved. Was he a Black Jack?
William Loren Katz, Author
A Documentary And Pictorial History of the African American Role In The Westward Expansion Of The United States
Ward Churchill, Author
Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present
Charles L. Blockson, Author
How to discover your own family's roots and trace your ancestors back through an eventful past, even to a specific African Kingdom.
REMNANTS OF FORGOTTEN FOLK
The Sammons-Handsor Cemetery, Dover, Kent, Ontario, Canada, Burials from 1856-1959, by Catherine Meehan Blount. The Boswell, Handsor, Richardson, Wright families.Available on Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/Remnants-Forgotten-Folk-Sammons-Handsor-1856-1959/dp/1732485917/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=remnants+of+forgotten+folk&qid=1633188323&sr=8-1