Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. William R. Petrowski


History, for any generation of historians, will be different from the history written by earlier generations of historians. Events, as well as obscure people who have been ignored by earlier historians, now are beginning to receive the attention they deserve. The history of the Negro in the United States is one of those previously obscure subjects. Individuals seeking information or understanding about the historical role of the Negro in the United States seek special courses or special information. General works in American history deal almost exclusively with white Americans. It has only been with the increasing interest about the Negro brought on by the Civil Rights movement that the history of American Negroes has been put in its proper perspective, revealing the accomplishments and contributions of these previously neglected people. Although all written history is subjective, any history which purports to be national should deal with all those elements which make up the record of the nation's past.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of History and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1973, Richard L. Parks

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