Student Projects


  • Work and Business
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    Work and Business
    This page explores the history of African American work and business in Omaha. The topic has been broken into three main sections...
  • North Omaha, World War II
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    North Omaha, World War II
    During World War II, the Hastings Naval Ammunition Depot (NAD), located 150 miles west ...
  • Military Service:  Civil War
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    Military Service: Civil War
    During the years of the Civil War thousands of African Americans played a crucial role in defending our freedoms.
  • Military Service:  Vietnam
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    Military Service: Vietnam
    America began taking direct military action in Vietnam in 1964 and ended the draft and signed peace accords in 1973.
  • 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.
  • North Omaha, Dramatic Arts
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    North Omaha, Dramatic Arts
    Minstrel shows were a variety of acts performed to stereotypically down grade the African American culture.
  • Early Settlers
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    Early Settlers
    In our research, we learned about how African-American settlers came to Nebraska. Even though African Americans have lived in parts...
  • 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.
  • Modern Music
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    Modern Music
    Music has had a significant impact on people throughout history and provides a soundtrack for their experiences.
  • 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.