North Omaha, Civil Rights
North Omaha has a long, complex
history of Civil Rights that remains largely unnoticed. Not only is it
the birthplace of an important political and cultural leader, Malcolm
Little, but also home of one of the longest running Black newspapers,
the Omaha Star. From a small town barbershop on 24th & Spencer to
marches and demonstrations that changed people’s lives—Omaha has
captured people’s attention from Presidential candidates to the common
folk. However, much of this history remains largely invisible…until now.
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Civil Rights: Tactics and Strategy for Change
Segregation, discrimination, and unfair, these are the words that were
commonly used by the North Omaha black community in the 1950s and 1960s
to describe the struggles of minorities. These words would thrive in a
new era, The Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement was made
up of citizens who wanted to achieve equality, to take charge in their
lives, and to do something to make things right, not only for blacks,
but other ethnic groups as well. Some groups were non-violent such as
the 4CL (the Citizens Coordinating Committe for Civil Liberties) and
the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement for Colored People).
Others were more radical such as the Black Panthers. However, they all
shared a common goal: Civil Rights.
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Modern Civil Rights
Activism is the actions taken to create social change. We examined the
events at specific places and began to understand the importance of
location to social justice for Native Americans. The Red Power Movement
was about Native Americans civil rights and regaining sovereignty. We
focused on three events: Trail of Broken Treaties, the Occupation of
Wounded Knee, and the Blackbird Bend Litigation.
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Early Civil Rights
Native Americans had many struggles in their fight for human rights. This site focuses on their early struggle for justice.
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