Student Projects


  • Indian Congress
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    Indian Congress
    In 1898, Omaha hosted the Trans-Mississippi Exposition. Within the exposition was the Indian Congress. Here, visitors saw...
  • Early Contact
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    Early Contact
    This project explores points of Native American and European points of contact in the early 1800s including Fort Atkinson...
  • Sports
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    Sports
    Sports are a large part of the community for fans and non fans alike. Sports give youth a sense of hope.
  • Businesses
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    Businesses
    Have you ever walked down 24th Street and wondered about the history behind it? During the 1930s, N. 24th Street ...
  • Civil Rights: Tactics & Strategy for Change
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    Civil Rights: Tactics & Strategy for Change
    Segregation, discrimination, and unfair, these are the words that were commonly used by the North Omaha black community in the 1950s...
  • Community Cohesion: Native American Days
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    Community Cohesion: Native American Days
    Native Omaha Days is important to North Omaha because it brings back memories. It's where the black community comes together...
  • Ponca Restoration
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    Ponca Restoration
    The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska existed for many generations, but in the early 1960s their tribal affiliation was terminated by the government.
  • Civil Rights in Omaha
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    Civil Rights in Omaha
    North Omaha has a long, complex history of Civil Rights that remains largely unnoticed. Not only is it the birthplace of an important political...
  • Education in Omaha
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    Education in Omaha
    African Americans have faced numerous obstacles over the years including several within the field of education. From segregation...
  • Escaping the Indignities of Jim Crow
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    Escaping the Indignities of Jim Crow
    Despite segregation and racism, African Americans in Omaha created a vibrant local culture and found ways to have fun.