Student Projects


  • Fire Fighters
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    Fire Fighters
    Omaha has a long and proud tradition of black firefighters breaking barriers. In 1895, the first black firefighters were hired.
  • 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...
  • Police
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    Police
    Sirens, arrests, crime, violence, all lead to one place. These are just a few words that come to mind when one thinks of the police.
  • Press and Newspapers
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    Press and Newspapers
    Throughout our history, African-Americans have struggled to be treated fairly and to be free. Segregation and discrimination followed...
  • 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.
  • Politics: Pioneering Politicians
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    Politics: Pioneering Politicians
    In order to improve their community, several African-Americans in Nebraska have decided to get involved in politics.
  • Senator Edward Danner
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    Senator Edward Danner
    Edward Danner spent his career as a Nebraska State senator advocating for his Community.
  • Judge Elizabeth Pittman
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    Judge Elizabeth Pittman
    Justice Pittman held many "firsts" including being Omaha's first African American judge
  • Marlin Briscoe
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    Marlin Briscoe
    South High graduate Marlin Briscoe leaves an impressive legacy in college football and the NFL.
  • Hip Hop
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    Hip Hop
    Learn about the economic and cultural forces that brought hip hop to Omaha.