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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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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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A Brief History of Juneteenth

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A Brief History of Juneteenth

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

Juneteenth is a holiday that is in celebration of the ending of slavery. It was on June 19th, 1865 that Major General Gordon Granger and some soldiers had made the journey to Texas to announce the news that slavery was over. The interesting thing about this date is that it was actually a couple years after slavery was ended by President Lincoln. 

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