This article describes an effort by the DePorres Club of Omaha to compel Reed's Ice Cream to hire African American employees. The DePorres Club was a civil rights organization that operated in Omaha between 1947 and 1960. Members included Mildred Brown, publisher of the Omaha Star, and the Reverend John Markoe of Creighton University. Picketing and boycotting were popular methods used by the club to encourage African American community to not patronize businesses where they could not be employed.
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