Tag Archives: African Americans

“After the Indian Wars”: The Ninth Fort Robinson History Conference, April 25-27, 2013

The biennial Fort Robinson History Conference has explored themes relating to the U.S. Army and the so-called Indian wars of the last half of the nineteenth century since 1995. Fort Robinson’s establishment and much of its history stemmed from the … Continue reading

FacebookDeliciousLinkedInTwitterStumbleUponGoogle BookmarksDiggLiveJournalShare
Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Best-Dressed Doll in the World

A new exhibit opens this evening at the Nebraska History Museum! The Best-Dressed Doll in the World: Nebraska’s Own Terri Lee runs through September 1, 2013, and is also the subject of a richly-illustrated article in the Winter 2012 issue … Continue reading

FacebookDeliciousLinkedInTwitterStumbleUponGoogle BookmarksDiggLiveJournalShare
Posted in Exhibits, Museum Collections, Nebraska History, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Nebraska’s Vigilante Justice

Public opinion can be a dangerous thing. This is especially true in the case of mob lynching, something we associate with the “wild west” and the lack of a civilized judicial system. However, in an article in the Fall 2012 … Continue reading

FacebookDeliciousLinkedInTwitterStumbleUponGoogle BookmarksDiggLiveJournalShare
Posted in Nebraska History, Publications | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

John Falter Jazz

One of the most interesting things I’ve discovered going through our John Falter collection in the last few years is how and how much of his personal interests, friends, and environs manifested themselves in his art.  Jazz is a great example.  Falter … Continue reading

FacebookDeliciousLinkedInTwitterStumbleUponGoogle BookmarksDiggLiveJournalShare
Posted in Exhibits, Museum Collections | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Rev. Russel Taylor and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1920s Omaha.

There are certain names we instantly recognize as those who passionately loved and strove for equality. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony and many others have a permanent place in history textbooks as heroes of social justice. There … Continue reading

FacebookDeliciousLinkedInTwitterStumbleUponGoogle BookmarksDiggLiveJournalShare
Posted in Nebraska History, Publications | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Dan Desdunes and the Birth of Omaha Jazz

Dan Desdunes lived a remarkable life as a bandleader, educator, and civil rights activist. In his native New Orleans, he played a key role in an unsuccessful legal challenge to railway segregation that led to the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous … Continue reading

FacebookDeliciousLinkedInTwitterStumbleUponGoogle BookmarksDiggLiveJournalShare
Posted in Nebraska History, Publications | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

African Americans in Nebraska—special issue of Nebraska History is now online

Due to the great demand for the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Nebraska History, we have posted the entire issue on our website. If you’d rather read the articles on paper, you have two options. One is to contact our Landmark … Continue reading

FacebookDeliciousLinkedInTwitterStumbleUponGoogle BookmarksDiggLiveJournalShare
Posted in Nebraska History, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Woodbey for Regent!

At the Nebraska Prohibition Party’s statewide convention, held in July 1895 in Lincoln, Anna R. Woodbey of Douglas County was nominated for the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Regents were then elected on partisan ballots in odd-numbered years. The … Continue reading

FacebookDeliciousLinkedInTwitterStumbleUponGoogle BookmarksDiggLiveJournalShare
Posted in Nebraska Timeline, Publications | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Frederick Douglass’s Nebraska Sister

Frederick Douglass is remembered for his escape from slavery and for his speeches and autobiographies through which he advocated passionately for freedom and civil rights. But he wasn’t associated with Nebraska history… until recently. A series of letters uncovered in … Continue reading

FacebookDeliciousLinkedInTwitterStumbleUponGoogle BookmarksDiggLiveJournalShare
Posted in Museum Collections, Nebraska History, Publications | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Omaha’s Bus Boycott of 1952-54

Years before the famous Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott of 1955-56, a group of Omahans led a bus boycott of their own. In this case the target was the Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Railway Company (O&CB), which refused to hire … Continue reading

FacebookDeliciousLinkedInTwitterStumbleUponGoogle BookmarksDiggLiveJournalShare
Posted in Nebraska History, Publications | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments