Back in '67

According to the Fremont Tri-Weekly, the winter of 1867 was especially warm. The children were barefoot in January and a moneymaking scheme melted away.

Ledger Art

142 years can put a lot of wear and tear on a leather-bound diary. Our Ford Conservation Center fixed it up and preserved both the original diary entries and the Native American art within.

“I haven’t seen an honestly prejudiced person yet.” Ending segregation at Lincoln’s public swimming pool

Jesse Ishikawa and Rev. Trago T. McWilliams

Joseph Ishikawa came to Nebraska from a Colorado internment camp during World War II. As a city employee in 1946 he challenged a longstanding policy barring African Americans from the municipal pool. When a multiracial coalition pressured city leaders, officials claimed they didn’t support the rule… even as they resisted changing it.

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