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For local history, try biography of Omaha Star publisher Mildred Brown

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A Metropolitan Community College professor has written about Omaha history while telling the life story of Mildred Brown, the cofounder and copublisher of the Omaha Star newspaper of north Omaha, who moved here from the South.

Amy Helene Forss's new book, a biography, "Black Print with a White Carnation," was published this year by University of Nebraska Press and has been noted by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a new scholarly book. It is also on google books.

The author, a history professor who received an excellence in teaching award at MCC, is also listed as a Fulbright grantee.

Forrs lists many Omahans and Nebraskans who knew Brown and who helped her with her book or were interviewed, including Robert Armstrong, Rudy Smith, and Reverend Jack McCaslin, who was quoted. See the above link, as well as the Amazon link here, for the introduction and other sample pages from the book. The Reader also has an excerpt.

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