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.

DESTINATION DETAILS

ADDRESS: 2216 N 24th Street, Omaha, NE, 68110

ON-SITE DESTINATION: Front Door

AGE RANGE: All

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Anti-Defamation League Plains States Region | Omaha, NE | omaha.adl.org

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