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.
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.
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.