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Making Invisible Histories Visible 2012

For the third consecutive year, the Making Invisible Histories Visible (MIHV) program empowered a select group of OPS students to record and tell the story of Omaha’s African American community. The program brings together two-dozen ninth-graders, eight social studies teachers, eight college students, and members of the community to create digital history projects. To date, these projects have covered a wide range of topics including Native Omaha Days, pioneering politicians and military service.

During Making Invisible Histories Visible, students selected a building, photograph, document or artifact that represents their project topic and then conducted oral histories, visited local archives and interacted with university professors.  An Ollie the Trolley historical tour, soul food lunch at Big Mama’s Kitchen, guest speakers, and a visit to the Douglas County Historical Society were highlights of the program. The final web project creates a powerful curriculum tool for OPS teachers to incorporate African American history into their social studies classroom, helping bring history alive and making it relevant and meaningful to a diverse student population. Making Invisible Histories Visible is a grant-funded program. Most of the activities took place at Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha campus.  Visit www.ops.org/invisiblehistory to learn more and to view projects from 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Click here to see a photo slideshow from this year's program!

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