Nebraska Black Oral History Project
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The 27 interviews span a wide range of subjects, including civil rights efforts at the University of Nebraska, the work of Nebraska State Senator Edward Danner, school desegregation, and labor conditions.
Interviews conducted over a two-year period, 1980-1982, for a project funded by the Nebraska Committee for the Humanities, and sponsored by the Black Studies Department, UNL; The Great Plains Black [History] Museum; and the Nebraska Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Interviewees were chosen for four research areas: Outstate Nebraska, Lincoln, Older Omaha Residents, and Active members of the Omaha Black Community. Sound recordings and transcripts are available.
There are an additional 15 interviews in this collection, but they are not directly related to Omaha and therefore not available in this online platform. The interviews (including transcripts) documenting people outside of the Omaha metro are accessible by contacting History Nebraska or by visiting the Archives and Special Collections reading room.
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