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Malcolm X Day: Acknowledging an International Icon

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Malcolm X Day: Acknowledging an International Icon

Lack of Recognition:

If you’re from Omaha, Nebraska, there is one name you’ve probably heard of in relation to the African American Civil Rights movement (https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/civil-rights-movement): Malcolm X.  He was born in North Omaha and is an integral part of black history.  

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Black History Through The Lens of Film

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Black History Through The Lens of Film

Omaha is where I grew up, Florence, to be specific. My childhood is filled with memories of trips to the grocery store, No Frills or Bakers, with my family. I recall the liquor stores, motels, and strip stores that lined the streets. The Omaha culture means, and will always mean so much to me. I am young, so my memories in Omaha are ones of mingling ethnicities. See more...

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Dan Desdunes, Omaha’s Triple-A Jazz Musician

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Dan Desdunes, Omaha’s Triple-A Jazz Musician

It is thought that Omaha has been largely neglected in the role it played in the Jazz era during the first half of the 19thcentury while major cities have taken the credit for the entire genre’s relevancy. Preston Love, an Omaha jazz musician refused to accept this as truth and claimed proudly, See more...

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History of Businesses Owned by African Americans in Omaha

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History of Businesses Owned by African Americans in Omaha

For more than a century, African Americans in North Omaha have successfully started and owned businesses with great success and prowess, even when the rest of the country wanted to see them fail and did everything in their power to make it happen. The resilience and wherewithal to not only fight the negativity but create such successful businesses, there was nothing that could be done to stop them. See more...

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First Black Own Businesses in Omaha

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First Black Own Businesses in Omaha

By: A.J., A Student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class.

Background in Omaha 

In 1899 The Omaha World-Herald article had reported about 2,000 black owned businesses nationwide but never reported the amount of black owned businesses from Omaha. However, in 1909 John Grant Pegg Established the Omaha Negro Business League to help encourage the black community with business development and to embrace race pride.

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