Latino Histories

  • This subject area focuses on the Latino community who settled in South Omaha in the early 20th century, drawn by work for the stockyards and railroads. Topics include the role of sports in community building and community pride as well as a means of assimilation and an escape from the hardships of everyday life; the way immigration and racial and ethnic identity shaped businesses; profiles on Latino leaders in business, education, and the military; and the role of social movements in advancing labor rights, improving education, and preserving language.