By Matt Holland
Led through Fr. John Markoe - a Jesuit priest who was once a 1914 graduate of the U.S. army Academy at West aspect and was once referred to as a "champion of interracial justice and human rights" through Whitney younger - the Omaha DePorres membership labored to alter the development of discrimination and segregation in a urban identified through African-Americans as "the Birmingham of the North."
Author Matt Holland recounts the occasions that resulted in the production of the Omaha DePorres membership and lines the arc of the club's evolution from 1947 to 1960 - revealing the braveness and camaraderie of membership contributors in addition to the demanding situations, fears and screw ups they confronted as they ventured into the uncharted territory of the early Civil Rights Movement.
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