THE OMAHA STAR
At a time when narratives in media about people of color
were rife with stereotypes and prejudice-driven propaganda,
a woman named Mildred Brown decided to rewrite the story.
She founded the Omaha Star in 1938.
This historical, Black owned and ran publication was created amid racial tensions,
ongoing acts of racial violence, and Jim Crow era segregation.
The Omaha Star, dubbed the “Black Voice of Omaha,” would grow to become
Nebraska’s Civil Rights media champion while also working tirelessly to elevate Black voices.