UNO Group Witnesses History in Washington
A bus trip organized by the Black Studies Department traveled to Washington for the Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama. It is estimated that more than 1 million people turned out for the swearing in of America's 44th president.
Photos by Sharif Liwaru, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs
Images from Historic Journey to Washington Continue
Click through more photos from the recent trip to Washington for the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama. The Black Studies Department organized the trip, which included members of the UNO and Omaha communities.
photos by Katrina Adams
Welcome to the Department of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha! Our department consists of scholars and intellectuals who focus their teaching, research, and service on the analysis, critique, and discussion of African continental and diasporic experiences and the systems of oppression and resistance that characterize those experiences, commonly referred to under the rubric of “blackness.” As Africa is the home of humanity and of civilization and society, we believe the knowledge of these is central to the understanding of the whole of human experience. Moreover, the resonant theme of resistance to oppression, spiritual optimism, and social movement organization characteristic throughout the African experience is instructive to all who are interested in social change and cross-cultural communication and tolerance.
We stand at the epoch of a new resurgent African continent with some of the world’s fastest growing economies and most revolutionary political growth, and a diaspora confronted all of the complexities of cultural identity and hybridity in the modern, interdependent world. We stand also at the precipice of a newly revitalized discipline of Black Studies ready to engage multidisciplinary and cross disciplinary perspectives. Here at UNO, our staff brings expertise across a wide variety of subject areas including language and racial identity, “white” privilege, media representations, social stratification, music, epistemology, and critical theory . We invite you to join us and become part of this great adventure. The Department of Black Studies, UNO. The only thing missing is …YOU!
Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani, Professor and Chair
Department of Black Studies
University of Nebraska at Omaha
College of Arts and Sciences, Room 184
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
402-554-2412 (ph)/402-554-3883 (fax)