DOUGLAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE

At about 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 1919,

a large group of white youths began a march to the Douglas County Courthouse,

where Will Brown was being held for a crime he didn't commit.

By nightfall, thousands had descended on the scene, setting the courthouse ablaze,  overpowering the police in a siege that lasted all night, and eventually

lynching Will Brown from a telephone pole on 18th & Harney and mutilating his body.

DESTINATION DETAILS

ADDRESS: 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha,     NE 68183

ON-SITE DESTINATION:

Douglas County Courthouse - Sidewalk

AGE RANGE: High School and Up

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Educators! Please open the PDF for lesson plans to bring the Walk Against Hate™

into your learning environment:

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

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