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The Bookworm – March 10, 2018

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Come visit Amy Helene Forss at the Bookworm on Saturday, March 10, 2108 from 12 to 1 PM.  She will be signing copies of her children’s book Newspapers and Butter Pecan Ice Cream.

For more information visit The Bookworm Website

The Bookworm
Loveland Centre
2501 South 90th St. STE 111
Omaha, NE 68124

KMTV – Morning Blend

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Mildred Brown is an important figure in our city’s history. She played an important role in the civil rights movement and founded the Omaha Star. A new book brings her story to kids in several Omaha schools. It’s called Newspapers and Butter Pecan Ice Cream. We’ll meet the author and a curriculum specialist to learn more.

Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality. By Marcia Walker-McWilliams

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Reverend Addie Wyatt: Faith and the Fight for Labor, Gender, and Racial Equality. By Marcia Walker-McWilliams. Illinois Press, 2016. Pp. ix, 266, illustrations, bibliography, notes, index, Paper, $28.00.) Book Review by Amy Helene Forss in Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Volume 110, Number 3-4, Fall/Winter, 2017, p. 403-405.

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C-SPAN – 2015 LCV Cities Tour

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Amy Helene Forss discuss’s her book, Black Print with a White Carnation: Mildred Brown and the Omaha Star Newspaper, 1938-1989. Founded by Mildred Brown in 1938, the Omaha Star is longest-running newspaper founded by a black woman in the United States. To set her paper apart, she focused on the positive stories going on in the community as a way to uplift people.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2015 LCV Cities Tour” in Omaha, Nebraska, from May 7-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.