Main Topic: Our State
Topic: Nebraskans Who Made a Difference
Speaker: Thomas J. Lynch
Father Edward J. Flanagan of Boys Town
On December 12, 1917, Father Edward J. Flanagan founded a revolutionary boy’s home in Omaha, Nebraska. All boys were welcome regardless of their race or religion. This presentation will explore Father Flanagan’s views on racial and religious equality, and how they differed from accepted social norms of early 20th century America.