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Preface:

The Negroes of Nebraska, though a book arbitrarily limited as to length, nevertheless is an attempt to highlight the entire picture of Negro life in this State. It represents the efforts of several persons. If the book has achieved its intended purpose it has done so because these persons have consulted every available source in collecting and verifying the material from which it was written.

The State's Negro citizens comprise, numerically, a minority group, and much of the colorful side of their story, in the absence of written records, is irretrievably lost. Yet much more that would have been lost has found permanence in this account, through the diligent research of two Negro employees of the Nebraska Writers' Project, Fred D. Dixon and Albert J. Burks. The fact remains that there are gaps in the story, and because of incomplete records inaccuracies may appear in the text. If such are noted the editors will appreciate having these brought to their attention.

The editors wish to acknowledge their gratitude for valuable aid and criticism to the University. of Nebraska, the Nebraska State Historical Society, and to Raymond R. Brown and Millard F. Wood, Executive Secretaries respectively of the Urban Leagues of Omaha and Lincoln. Drawings are by Paul Gibson, Omaha Negro artist.

Sponsored by The Omaha Urban League Community Center. Written and compiled by workers of the Writers' Program, Work Projects Administration in the state of Nebraska. Drawings by Paul Gibson.

OCLC Number: 123134673

Call Number

Special Collections E185.93.N5 W7

Publication Date

1940

Publisher

Woodruff Printing Company

City

Lincoln, Nebraska

Keywords

African Americans, Black people, Nebraska history, public history

Disciplines

African American Studies | Ethnic Studies | Public History | United States History

The Negroes of Nebraska

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