THE NEGROES OF NEBRASKA
A short time after I came to Nebraska I had occasion to speak at a meeting. Afterward certain members of the audience complimented me on my grasp of Negro affairs in this State, adding that the rapidity with which I had acquired this information was remarkable. I was happy to be able to tell them that I had been privileged to read the manuscript of this book while it was in preparation, and that it had been the source of whatever I knew concerning the Negroes of Nebraska. It has given me an insight into local problems such as I never could have obtained in so short a time. Here, collected permanently between these covers, is a fund of invaluable material which, until now, has been scattered and unavailable.
The history of the Negro in Nebraska is, in broad perspective, a story of the Negro's integration into the economic and social life of our nation. The events described in this account should be of interest, therefore, to the people throughout the country as well as to those in Nebraska.
Readers will have a clearer conception of the problems which faced the Negro pioneers in the State and of the advance made by them toward social, economic and cultural freedom. The contributions of the Negro to civic and political life, to culture, professional and business activities in Nebraska are noteworthy achievements of a handicapped race.
RAYMOND R. Brown, Executive Secretary
Table of Contents
African American Collection of the NEGenWeb Project
Memorial On-Line Library of Historical Publications
Livingston County Michigan USGenWeb & AHGP Project
© 2003 All Rights Reserved CFC Productions
For more information about any of the sites included under the umbrella of the LivGenMI site please contact Pam Rietsch at: firstname.lastname@example.org