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Great Plains Black History Museum

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The Great Plains Black History Museum contributed all the items in this collection. The Great Plains Black History Museum is dedicated to commemorating the historical and cultural achievements of people of African ancestry throughout the world. This collection contains items that highlight the rich history of Nebraska's black communities. 

sources

"Great Plains Black History Museum Mission," accessed 19 June 2014, http://gpblackmuseum.org/greathistory/

Source

Great Plains Black History Museum, North Omaha History Harvest 2011

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Items in the Great Plains Black History Museum Collection

This is the team photo of the 1906 University of Nebraska football team. The team included two African American players, R.S. Taylor and W. N. Johnson.

Dating back to the early part of the 20th century, African Americans in Omaha have attempted to band together to provide for the needs and care of the elderly in the community. This image, which dates back to 1913, features several women who worked…

This is B.J. Martin's certificate given in recognition of his work at the Martin Bomber Plant during World War II. Many African Americans worked at the Martin Bomber Plant during World War II, helping to make a variety of war-related materials. Work…

From its founding in 1947 through the 1950s, the DePorres Club was the leading civil rights organization in Omaha. Organized by Fr. John Markoe at Creighton University, this student-led integrationist group led some of the earliest civil rights…

Coming out of the civil rights era in the mid- and late-1970s, there was a lot of emphasis placed on community improvement and racial uplift. This image of young people participating in a “Community Clean-up Day” captures that spirit.