Throwback Thursday: Welcome T. Bryant Memorial Award

The month of February is African American History Month and we are celebrating with this week’s #ThrowbackThursday!

The Welcome T. Bryant Memorial Award was presented to Charles B. Washington for outstanding community service. From Omaha, Nebraska, Charles B. Washington was a journalist, mentor, and activist. He is known for his work in the North Omaha area. On September 14, 1986, the North Branch of the Omaha Public Library was renamed after him.

This image from the 1980s is published and owned by Omaha Public Library. The items in this collection include early Omaha-related maps dating from 1825 to 1922, as well as over 1,000 postcards and photographs of the Omaha area. Also included are items relating to the life of Charles B. Washington, a local civil rights activist.

Check out the items in the collection and other items related to African American history on the Nebraska Memories archive.

Nebraska Memories is a cooperative project to digitize Nebraska-related historical and cultural heritage materials and make them available to researchers of all ages via the Internet. Nebraska Memories is brought to you by the Nebraska Library Commission. If your institution is interested in participating in this project, see for more information.

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