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Omaha Star Delivery Boys

Description

North Omaha has been home to a number of black newspapers dating back to the 1890s. African American newspapers have historically provided an important alternative to mainstream newspapers, which rarely covered events in black communities, seldom provided African American perspectives on important issues and generally offered a biased or discriminatory view of race relations. By far the most prominent and long-running African American newspaper in Omaha has been the Omaha Star, which was started during the 1930s by Mildred Brown and her husband and which is still published today. For many years, the Star employed a group of boys to deliver the paper each day, providing them with a unique opportunity to gain work experience.

Source

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

Date

1950 circa

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

Format

person

Type

image

Coverage

Omaha (Neb.)

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Occupation

Newspaper Delivery