History of South Omaha

Dates: November 1, 2021

Meets: M from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Zoom Online

Registration Fee: $29.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Dive into the history of South Omaha, the “Magic City” of the Midwest. Focusing on the thirty years of independence from Omaha itself, we will examine South Omaha’s influence as the primary cattle market of the Great Plains. This class will examine the melting pot of cultures in South Omaha on the eve of annexation, and the influence of the “Big Four” meatpacking companies on the industrial and labor history of the region.

Notes:

Students will utilize the Zoom conferencing application to complete this course. Zoom meeting invitations will be sent via email at least one day prior to the class start date. Students must provide a valid email address to receive the meeting invitation to enter the Zoom virtual classroom. To view/update your email address, visit mccneb.me/register and log on to your "Existing Account". After you log on, you will be taken to your "My Account" page. Once the page loads, click on "Profile." You can update your email address and any other information on your "Profile" page. If you make any changes to your information, make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Update Account" to save your changes.
Fee: $29.00
Hours:2.00
CEUs:0.20

Call us at 531-622-2522 M-F, 8-5pm OR call Registration Mon-Thur until 7pm; Friday until 5pm; Saturday until noon 531-622-5231 to see if you qualify for a discount on this course.

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Quintin Slovek

Quintin Slovek is a fourth-generation Omahan and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and the University of Alabama American Studies Master's Program where he focused on early 20th century popular culture. Quintin worked as a teacher's assistant and later guest-lecturer for Omaha Public Schools award-winning Making Invisible Histories Visible Program from 2013 to 2019. He also served as an assistant artist and historical researcher for the South Omaha Mural Project, a public art series dedicated to the area's immigrant communities. He has also worked as a tour guide for the last three years, primarily focused on the Old Market area. His interests include labor and immigration history, Prohibition and organized crime, and collecting the merch of old-school Omaha restaurants, breweries, and other institutions.

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