Student Projects


  • Nisei Plaza
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    Nisei Plaza
    In WWII, Japanese American students education was interrupted when they were place in Japanese Internment Camps. UNL was one of only a few schools in the country who allowed these students to attend.
  • Rose Blumkin
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    Rose Blumkin
    Ms. Blumkin, a Russian Jewish immigrant, created Nebraska Furniture Mart and grew it into one of the largest furniture stores in the country!
  • Miguel Hernandez-Keith Park
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    Miguel Hernandez-Keith Park
    Miguel Keith is one of Omaha's paramount war heroes and one of three Omahans who has received the highest possible military award, the Medal of Honor.
  • Dr. James Ramirez
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    Dr. James Ramirez
    Dr. James Hernandez
    Few people have done more than Dr. James Hernandez for OPS students and teachers and Mexican American students and teachers, in particular.
  • Dr. LaFlesche Picotte
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    Dr. LaFlesche Picotte
    Learn more about the first Native American female doctor and her work with the Omaha people
  • Charles B. Washington Branch
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    Charles B. Washington Branch
    Mr. Washington was known as the "Godfather of North Omaha" because of his dedication to and advocacy for his neigborhood.
  • Dorothy Eure & Lerlean Johnson
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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.
  • Dorothy Patach
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    Dorothy Patach
    Dorothy Patach
    Ms. Patach, the daughter of Czech immigrants, is a nurse, teacher, South Omaha advocate and environmentalist.
  • Edward Zorinsky
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    Edward Zorinsky
    Mr. Zorinsky, the child of Russian immigrants, was the first Jewish person elected to statewide office in Nebraska.
  • Judge Elizabeth Pittman
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    Judge Elizabeth Pittman
    Justice Pittman held many "firsts" including being Omaha's first African American judge