Dr. James Ramirez
Few people have done more than Dr. James Hernandez for OPS students and teachers and Mexican American students and teachers, in particular.
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Dr. LaFlesche Picotte
1889, Susan LaFlesche Picotte became the first Native American female
doctor in the United States. Throughout her life she worked to support
the survival of the Omaha Tribe when they were struggling to maintain
their rights and resist oppression from the U.S. government. Although
she was a woman and was expected to stay in the home, she remained
dedicated to being a strong public voice for her people.
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Dorothy Eure, Lerlean Johnson
Ms. Eure and Ms. Johnson fought for civil rights for African Americans
and worked to integrate the Omaha Public Schools and bring African
American teachers to the District.
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Ms. Patach, the daughter of Czech immigrants, is a nurse, teacher, South Omaha advocate and environmentalist.
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Mr. Zorinsky, the child of Russian immigrants, was the first Jewish person elected to statewide office in Nebraska.
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