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Title: " Three Nebraska Women "
Often overlooked in history, women have played critical roles in bringing about social, political, and economic growth. Transcending gender and, often, racial barriers, women have been responsible for preserving culture, building community and bringing about social change. This video portrays three such Nebraska women: Rosalie LaFlesche Farley, Beth Streeter Aldrich and Mildred Brown.
Rosalie LaFlesche Farley, born in 1861, was the daughter of Joseph LaFlesche, the last recognized chief of the Omaha tribe. A woman of rare business acumen and compassion, she served as a resource to her people and has been described as one of the most remarkable women of the state.
Born in 1881, Beth Streeter Aldrich began writing at an early age. She produced 160 short stories and seven novels that chronicled with historical accuracy the unique spirit and role that pioneer women played in settling the West.
Mildred Brown was born in Alabama in 1915 to a prominent black family. After her marriage, she moved to Omaha where she founded the Omaha Star. Throughout her adult life, Brown worked tirelessly for racial justice and community pride.
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A NETCHE Production
Production Date: 2000
Length: 29 minutes
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