Student Projects


  • Modern Civil Rights
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    Modern Civil Rights
    Activism is the actions taken to create social change. We examined the events at specific places and began to understand the importance...
  • Community Cohesion: Native American Days
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    Community Cohesion: Native American Days
    Native Omaha Days is important to North Omaha because it brings back memories. It's where the black community comes together...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Press and Newspapers
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    Press and Newspapers
    Throughout our history, African-Americans have struggled to be treated fairly and to be free. Segregation and discrimination followed...
  • Sports
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    Sports
    Sports are a large part of the community for fans and non fans alike. Sports give youth a sense of hope.
  • Ponca Restoration
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    Ponca Restoration
    The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska existed for many generations, but in the early 1960s their tribal affiliation was terminated by the government.
  • Bob Campos
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    Bob Campos
    Businessmen Bob Campos was born in South Omaha to Mexican immigrant parents. He built a successful construction company. He has never forgotten where he came from and gives back generously with his time and resources.
  • Judge Elizabeth Pittman
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    Judge Elizabeth Pittman
    Justice Pittman held many "firsts" including being Omaha's first African American judge