What is a way to bring communities together? A way to take your mind of
your problems? It is not music, it is not technology, religion, or
education but SPORTS! Many famous athletes have come from the South
Omaha area proving that a big city is not required to proving a big
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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.
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Ms. Blumkin, a Russian Jewish immigrant, created Nebraska Furniture Mart and grew it into one of the largest furniture stores in the country!
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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.
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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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