South Omaha

  • This subject area focuses on the South Omaha area and the various racial and ethnic groups that populated it over the years: Latino/as, African Americans, Czechs, Poles, Irish, Italians, Romanians, and more. The topics covered are just as diverse. The students explored the role of music in bridging generational divides and preserving identity.; 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; the role of social movements in advancing labor rights, improving education, and preserving language; the push and pull factors that influenced decisions to immigrate to South Omaha; and a number of other fascinating and important subjects.