Student Projects


  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Pastor Robert Navarro
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    Pastor Robert Navarro
    Pastor Navarro helped found the Chicano Awareness Center (known today as the Latino Center of the Midlands) and the Indian-Chicano Health Center (known today as One World).
  • Marlin Briscoe
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    Marlin Briscoe
    South High graduate Marlin Briscoe leaves an impressive legacy in college football and the NFL.
  • Drill and Step
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    Drill and Step
    Drill and step in Omaha continues to be part of community celebrations such as Native Omaha Days and the Juneteenth parade.
  • Jazz
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    Jazz
    Omaha had a bright and vibrant jazz scene, filled with great players and venues.
  • Gospel Music
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    Gospel Music
    Gospel music has long been an essential force in Omaha's African American church community.
  • Hip Hop
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    Hip Hop
    Learn about the economic and cultural forces that brought hip hop to Omaha.