Fred Hare’s basketball journey had many twists and turns. His biography was the same way until now. “Best of the Best, The Birth and Legacy of a Legend” is now available.
Fred Hare’s basketball journey had many twists and turns.
Rudy Smith's photos are featured in a new book and photo exhibit, "The Black Experience: Through the Lens of Rudy Smith."
Forty Omaha Public Schools students were chosen from youth groups. The chaperones included pastors, staff from the UNO Black Studies Department and young professionals.
Llana is gifted in music and theater arts. Rudy is an award-winning photojournalist and active in social justice causes. Rudy retired from The World Herald after 45 years of service. Their children, Rudy Jr., Shannon (now deceased) and Quiana revealed their gifts as they were growing up.
Quiana “Q.” Smith got her start in show business delivering Christmas speeches as part of the Salem Baptist Church drama department.
This month the museum will open in new space on the first floor of north Omaha’s historic Jewell Building, 2221 N. 24th St. A celebratory open house is scheduled for later this week.
“This is something that helps us gain more understanding and appreciation for our forefathers such as Frederick Douglass,” said Rudy Smith, chairman of the Omaha museum’s board.
Many names have been mentioned, and many events have been detailed down through the years as being important stories in the Civil Rights Movement – but a baseball player probably started it all, a local historian said.
Black families began to settle in Nebraska in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. According to “In Their Own Image: Artifacts from the Great Plains Black History Museum,” many were seeking homesteads to farm.