Omaha Public Schools
posted on August 03, 2010
Two-dozen OPS ninth-grade students had the opportunity to work with teachers to learn about Omaha's rich African American history and create digital history projects during the Making Invisible Histories Visible Project this summer. Students selected a building, photograph, document or artifact that represented their project topic and then conducted oral histories, visited local archives and interacted with university professors. Additionally, participants enjoyed guest speakers, an Ollie the Trolley historical tour of north Omaha and a Great Migration Lunch at the Metropolitan Community College Institute for the Culinary Arts. Students reflected on the importance of the historical events they studied and had an opportunity to share with others the significance of the events to their own lives. Making Invisible Histories Visible was a grant-funded program. Most of the activities took place at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha campus.
Click here to see a photo slideshow of the program.