#OmahaHistory

  • Meet the Omaha Star – The Star of North Omaha

    Before there were TVs and the internet, people across the country found themselves reaching for their local newspaper to stay on top of the news that was occurring within the city. For the African American community, they founded their own papers that shared stories and events that were occurring within their own communities that weren’t…

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  • Keeping the Legacy Alive: The Malcolm X Foundation

    Get ready to experience the trailblazing and powerful legacy of Malcolm X, a prominent figure in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. X has inspired change for this nation’s Black citizens, and he is still remembered prominently due to his high-powered speeches and unrelenting advocacy for Black Americans. And still to this day, X’s…

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  • Come One, Come All, Churches for All!

    By: Grace King, A student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class.  North Omaha is home to over 100 different churches. Whether you are affiliated […]

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  • Omaha’s Strength in Numbers

    By: Cade Dungan, A Student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class. There is a strong history of African American owned businesses in Omaha.  […]

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  • Preserve, Educate, and Exhibit

    By: Lizbeth Hermosillo-Najar, A Student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class. Since 1975 the historic building of Great Plains Black History Museum has […]

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