Charting Our Path: Celebrating 50 Years of Black Studies (1971-2021)
The Department of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is proud to celebrate its 50th anniversary in the 2021-22 academic year. Since 1971, Black Studies' faculty and staff have focused our 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. Through our strategic goals of academic excellence, student centeredness, and community engagement, we continue the long, strong, focused determination of the discipline of Black Studies to counter the narrative of white supremacy and African inferiority.
UNO's Department of Black Studies brings expertise of sociology, history, communication, race, political science, law and criminology, psychology, education, literature, business and economics, and ancient and contemporary African histories and political experiences. As Africa is the home of humanity, civilization, and society, we believe the knowledge of these is central to the understanding of the whole human experience. We invite you to join us and become part of this great academic adventure as we celebrate our 50th year as the Department of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
- Historical records from the Department of Black Studies
- Historical records on the Omaha 54
- Other resources are available in UNO Libraries Digital Collections and UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections.
Celebrating the Omaha 54 and 50 Years of the Department of Black Studies
The Department of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is proud to celebrate its 50th anniversary in the 2021-2022 academic year. The Department of Black Studies and UNO Libraries kicked off this important year by honoring the Omaha 54 students in an event held on July 28th.
In November 1969, the activism and personal sacrifices of the Omaha 54 students played a pivotal role in the creation of the Department of Black Studies at UNO.