Omaha, Nebraska's DePorres Club Members Protesting Discriminatory Hiring Practices.

Title

Omaha, Nebraska's DePorres Club Members Protesting Discriminatory Hiring Practices.

Description

In 1953, the DePorres Club mounted a successful campaign against Reed’s Ice Cream for discriminatory hiring practices. Here, members of the organization picket outside of Reed’s and talk to community members about their protest. Note the sign held by one of the demonstrators, which draws on African American military service to make an argument for equality at home.

Source

Great Plains Black History Museum, North Omaha History Harvest, 2011

Date

1953

Rights

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

Format

still image

Type

image

Coverage

Omaha (Neb.)

Original Format

photograph

Files

nom_gpbhm_0064.jpg

Citation

“Omaha, Nebraska's DePorres Club Members Protesting Discriminatory Hiring Practices.,” History Harvest, accessed March 4, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/715.

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