Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989

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© 2013 by the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska.
Chapter 5 was previously published as “Mildred Brown and
the De Porres Club: Collective Activism in Omaha, Nebraska’s
Near North Side, 1947–1960” in Nebraska History 91, nos. 3
and 4 (Fall/Winter 2010): 190–205 Used with permission.
All rights reserved. Manufactured in the United States of
America.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Forss, Amy Helene.

Black print with a white carnation: Mildred Brown and the
Omaha star newspaper, 1938–1989/Amy Helene Forss.
pages cm—(Women in the West)

Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-0-8032-4690-4 (pbk.: alk. paper)—ISBN
978-0-8032-4955-4 (epub)—ISBN 978-0-8032-4956-1
(mobi)—ISBN 978-0-8032-4954-7 (pdf) I. Brown, Mildred
Dee, 1905–1989. 2. African American women newspaper
editors—Nebraska—Omaha—Biography. 3. Newspaper
editors—Nebraska—Omaha—Biography. 4. African Ameri-
can newspapers—Nebraska—Omaha. 5. Omaha star. I. Title.

PN4874.B7815F67 2013
070.92—dc23 [B] 2013024669

Set in Garamond Premier Pro by Hannah Gokie.
Designed by A. Shahan.

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Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part 1- Laying the Foundation 19
  • 1- A Family of Fighters 21
  • 2- Involving the Community 43
  • 3- Politics of Respectability 59
  • Part 2- Ensuring Her Success 81
  • 4- Working within Her Space 83
  • 5- Collective Activism and the de Porres Club 101
  • 6- Restricted Housing and ‘Rithmetic 123
  • Part 3- Transferring Ownership to the Community 141
  • 7- Changing Strategies for Changing Times 143
  • 8- The Death of An Icon 165
  • Notes 179
  • Bibliography 211
  • Index 233
  • In the Women in the West Series 242
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