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Main Topic
Our Nation
Topic
Our Nation: Civil Rights & Responsibilities
Title

Ahead of Their Time-The Story of the Omaha DePorres Club

Speaker

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Description

Holland reveals the little-know story of the Omaha DePorres Club’s pioneering efforts to change the pattern of racial discrimination and segregation that existed in Nebraska’s largest city. Tracing the arc of the club’s evolution from its founding in 1947, Holland provides moving insights into the members and their motives, struggles, and victories.

Age Group
Grade 6 to Adult

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