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Black History Month

Celebrate February's Black History Month in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro

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It's time to listen, learn and do. It's time to celebrate the past achievements and envision the future impact of Black-led, Black-benefiting metro nonprofits and consider what each of us can do to further the missions of these vital, local organizations. What are you doing to recognize Black History Month?

Supporting initiatives for the African American community
Omaha Community Foundation's African American Unity Fund supports initiatives and organizations that benefit this community in Omaha. Grounded in resident-led decision making, the program is guided by a committee of African American representatives who understand what investments will be most impactful in addressing the needs of their community. Learn more and donate.

Durham Museum presents “Anansi The Spider Stories” in Celebration of Black History Month
The Durham Museum is proud to present “Anansi The Spider Stories”, with Bobby Norfolk, as the Scholar in Residence for the month of February. This year’s program will again be offered virtually. The program is being offered February 16 and 17 for schools and is recommended for students in 1st-5th grade, but all ages are welcome. A virtual public program will take place on Wednesday, February 16 from Noon-1PM. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. Registration is available online at or by calling 402-444-5071. Once you have completed your registration, you will be emailed a link to access the program. 


Black History Month Events

February 28, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Great Plains Black History Museum
February 28, 2022  
Black Votes Matter Institute of Community Engagement
February 24, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
MORE: Movement in Omaha for Racial Equity
February 16, 2022 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
YMCA of Greater Omaha
February 8, 2022   to February 27, 2022  
Omaha Children's Museum
Hear from our nonprofits
Justice Speaks is an ongoing dialogue from World Speaks about issues that marginalized communities face
Nonprofit Association of the Midlands presents 2022 Racial Equity Institute Workshops
Omaha Community Foundation shares How to Be an Ally During Black History Month and Beyond


Creatively Celebrating Black History

February 22nd, 2022 - For Black History Month, Paris Cross, Community Navigator at NorthStar Foundation, coordinated a series of activities for students in the after-school program.  NorthStar is serving as an additional resource to students in celebrating Black History Month by theming the weeks with activities that not only honor Black historical figures and traditions, but also highlight the importance of protecting the future of Black youth and promoting the mental health of the Black community. Take a look:    We asked Paris: What’s the importance for the students?  "Carter G. Woodson stated, “Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” It’s important for our students to know the great contributions African Americans have given to this country as well as the world. It gives them the opportunity to collaborate, celebrate and know that they are valued and...
February 20th, 2022 - This blog is written by Marjorie M. Maas, SHARE Omaha executive director What is a Circle Moment? A Circle Moment is when vital community pieces come together, align perfectly, and create a moment of magic - for good. We at SHARE Omaha are blessed to witness these special instances every day. Whether its givers discovering a cause to support wholeheartedly, volunteers raising their hands to help when a crisis or challenge arises around them, or nonprofit organizations giving their all to strengthen our community, these are the stories that fuel progress for others and personal purpose. This issue falls during Black History Month, and I have chosen to feature two organizations approaching and championing Black history and appreciation through the arts: The Union for Contemporary Art and The Rose Theater. Their very work is an example of Circle Moments. “Every month is Black History Month…” In speaking with The Union’s director of communications, Patrick Mainelli, and asking...

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