The 1919 Race Riots, the Immigrant Experience, and a Boy's Life in Omaha
Sept. 19 –“Race Riots, the Immigrant Experience, and a Boy's Life in Omaha 1919” is the topic explored by Theodore Wheeler at the 7-8:30 Expand Your Horizons evening sponsored by the Notre Dame Sisters in the Seven Oaks Senior Center, 3439 State Street (use north entrance by flagpole). Wheeler’s book, Kings of Broken Things, is an immigrant coming-of-age novel that's set amid the domestic strife of World War I, the machine-boss era of politics in Nebraska, and events surrounding the lynching of Will Brown during the Omaha race riot of 1919. He will present a crash-course on the history of the riot, briefly read from his book, Kings of Broken Things, and take questions from the audience. Copies of the book will be for sale. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, call 402-981-2701.