Omaha DePorres Club collection

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Omaha DePorres Club

The Omaha DePorres Club was created in 1947 by Fr. John P. Markoe, S.J. and Creighton University student, and the club’s first president, Denny Holland. The Omaha DePorres club brought attention to discriminatory practices in Omaha and used their voices to make a change in the community. The club spoke out against companies such as the Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Railway Company, Edholm-Sherman Laundry, Reed’s Ice Cream, and Coco-Cola.

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