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

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Illustrations
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1.Mildred Brown in front of the Omaha Star building
2.Mayor Mike Boyle presenting plaque to Mildred Brown
3.Somerville Courthouse, Somerville, Alabama
4.Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company train station
5.Miles Memorial College, Fairfield, Alabama
6.Malone AME Church, Sioux City, Iowa
7.Downtown Omaha, Nebraska, circa 1900
8.Lynching death of Will Brown
9.Intersection of Twenty-Fourth and Lake Streets
10.Omaha Star newspaper carriers
11.Mildred Brown’s business card
12.Mildred Brown in her Omaha Star home
13.Mildred Brown in her Omaha Star office
14.Father Markoe and Mildred Brown
15.Jewell Building, northern Omaha
16.President Lyndon Baines Johnson and Mildred Brown
17.The Near North Side neighborhood burning
18.Littleton Alston’s bust of Mildred Brown
19.Mildred Brown standing between images of her mother and father
Tables
1. Nonwhite-white segregation indices by year160

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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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