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The Omaha Bus Boycott was led by the DePorres Club from 1953 to 1954, in Omaha, Nebraska.

A Timeline of the Omaha DePorres Club

Much has been written about the DePorres Club, a 1950s civil rights group in Omaha. This is an informal timeline. This outline was informed greatly by Matt Holland’s book, See “Elsewhere Online” below for other references and related articles.

Do you have dates or other information to add? Please share in the comments below!


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MY ARTICLES ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS IN OMAHA
General: History of Racism | Timeline of Racism
Events: Juneteenth | Malcolm X Day | George Smith Lynching | Will Brown Lynching | North Omaha Riots | Vivian Strong Murder | Jack Johnson Riot
Issues: African American Firsts in Omaha | Police Brutality | North Omaha African American Legislators | North Omaha Community Leaders | Segregated Schools | Segregated Hospitals | Segregated Hotels | Segregated Sports | Segregated Businesses | Segregated Churches | Redlining
People: Rev. Dr. John Albert Williams | Edwin Overall | Harrison J. Pinkett | Vic Walker | Joseph Carr | Rev. Russel Taylor | Dr. Craig Morris | Mildred Brown | Dr. John Singleton | Ernie Chambers | Malcolm X
Organizations: Omaha Colored Commercial Club | Omaha NAACP | Omaha Urban League | 4CL (Citizens Civic Committee for Civil Rights) | DePorres Club | Omaha Black Panthers | City Interracial Committee | Providence Hospital | American Legion | Elks Club | Prince Hall Masons | BANTU
Related: Black History | African American Firsts | A Time for Burning

Elsewhere Online


BONUS PICS!

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This group of kids are standing outside the DePorres Center at North 24th and Grant Streets.
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These protesters are participating in a Reed’s Ice Cream Company picket sponsored by the DePorres Club in 1953.
DePorres Reed's Ice Cream protest
These youth activists from the DePorres Club are picketing to end racist practices at Reed’s Ice Cream in Omaha in 1953.
Omaha DePorres Club
This is the storefront of the Omaha DePorres Center, located at N. 24th and Grant Streets from 1948 to 1950.
This is a 1994 pic of remaining members of the DePorres Club at the Creighton University Justice and Peace Symposium. They include Harold Tibbs, Denny Holland, Max Brownell, Virginia Walsh, Margarita Washington, Tom Walsh, Helen Woods, Bertha Calloway and Father Markoe.
This is a 1994 pic of remaining members of the DePorres Club at the Creighton University Justice and Peace Symposium. They include Harold Tibbs, Denny Holland, Max Brownell, Virginia Walsh, Margarita Washington, Tom Walsh, Helen Woods, Bertha Calloway and Father Markoe. Photo by Jack Angus.

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