Student Projects

  • Hip Hop
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    Hip Hop
    Learn about the economic and cultural forces that brought hip hop to Omaha.
  • Gospel Music
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    Gospel Music
    Gospel music has long been an essential force in Omaha's African American church community.
  • Jazz
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    Omaha had a bright and vibrant jazz scene, filled with great players and venues.
  • 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.
  • Marlin Briscoe
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    Marlin Briscoe
    South High graduate Marlin Briscoe leaves an impressive legacy in college football and the NFL.
  • Senator Edward Danner
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    Senator Edward Danner
    Edward Danner spent his career as a Nebraska State senator advocating for his Community.
  • Judge Elizabeth Pittman
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    Judge Elizabeth Pittman
    Justice Pittman held many "firsts" including being Omaha's first African American judge
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Visual Arts
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    Visual Arts
    Visual art is an important avenue for self-expression and always has a story behind it. African American visual arts...