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Charting Our Path: Celebrating 50 Years of Black Studies (1971-2021) Traveling Exhibit

August 1 - September 30

Charting Our Path: Celebrating 50 Years of Black Studies is an 8-panel traveling exhibit sharing historical snapshots of one of the oldest Black Studies departments in the nation. The exhibit highlights the department’s civil rights origins, attempts to downgrade the department to a program, and the mutual engagement between campus and community. The banners share archival materials such as newspaper clippings, department documents, and photos chronicling events from the 1969 campus sit-in to the celebration of the “Omaha 54” student activists 52 years later. The history of the Department of Black Studies has been characterized by a constant struggle for survival, but also by the enduring engagement and support of the Omaha Black community.


Claire Du Laney


University of Nebraska Kearney Calvin T. Ryan Library
2508 11th Ave
Kearney, NE 68849 United States
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