Research compiled by Miranda M., Samantha K., and Hannah K.
This money was an apology to the Nisei for their internment. Some of the Nisei chose to give their money to UNL. Tom Miya, a student from 1942-1945, donated all his reparation money to the university. He donated it because he loved the school so dearly and UNL helped him reach his goals. With the money, the university has kept the Nisei memory alive through the Nisei Plaza and scholarships. The UNL Alumni Association announced that the memorial would be located on campus just east of Kimball Hall. There is a plaque that lies on a rock which memorializes these Nisei Students. In 1999, the memorial was completed.
There are so many stories and events that have shaped Omaha. I think I've learned that Omaha's history is more complex than I ever thought it was. I have changed because I've learned to wonder why. I now won't just look at an old building as an old building. I will look at an old building and wonder why it is there and the story behind it.
— Miranda M.
MIHV is a really, really fun program with fun things to do! I always look forward to the next day. I can say this summer program is the best one I have ever been to. One of my favorite experiences was going to Lincoln with my group. Before MIHV, I thought history was just another class you had to do to get past school. Now, I look at history a lot broader.
- Samantha K.
The program showed me more sides to Omaha than I thought. I'll have a ton of knowledge about a lot of things that can help me in the future. It's also much more fun than I thought it would be! It's easier to get to know people in this environment. There have been a ton of things I've learned, especially about technology and how to get the most out of it.
- Hannah K.