By Matt Holland
Led by way of 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" by way of Whitney younger - the Omaha DePorres membership labored to alter the trend of discrimination and segregation in a urban recognized by way of African-Americans as "the Birmingham of the North."
Author Matt Holland recounts the occasions that ended 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 participants 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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Ahead of Their Time: The Story of the Omaha DePorres Club by Matt Holland