Ms. Patach, the daughter of Czech immigrants, is a nurse, teacher, South Omaha advocate and environmentalist.
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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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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.
For more information click here, Miguel Hernandez-Keith Park
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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Throughout its history South Omaha has been made up of a quilt of
Catholic parishes corresponding to tightly-knit ethnic neighborhoods.
For South Os early Latino population the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe
was the centerpiece of the immigrant community, meeting in private
houses, a bakery, and a storefront until it found a permanent home in
1950. Since then, Our Lady of Guadalupe has served as an advocate,
community center, and spiritual home for many Omaha Latinos even as the
community has outgrown the parish to include Spanish language masses
across the city.
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Railroads are important to Omahas history. Railroads have brought many
immigrant groups to South Omaha which has added to the diversity of the
City of Omaha.
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the American G.I. Forum web page! We are excited to show you the
conflict of Mexican Americans being discriminated against as well as the
many challenges they faced starting the American G.I. Forum. The
organization was started for veterans by veterans who were guided by Dr.
Hector P. Garcia. We do not want to spoil any further information so
click to read more about the American G.I. Forum.
For more information click here, G.I. Forum
Omahas business district is a vibrant community. Various immigrants have
called the neighborhood home and shaped this community.
For more information click here, Local Business