Omaha Gives!

Support MDBMSC with Omaha Gives!

This year’s Omaha Gives! campaign is May 20, 2020. Your support of the Study Center during this annual campaign in May will allow us to continue to work with youth in our community interested in careers in journalism. Click on the link above to learn more. Thank you for your support!

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About Mildred D. Brown

The Mildred D. Brown Memorial Study Center is named in honor of Mildred D. Brown, who founded The Omaha Star newspaper in 1938. The Omaha Star is Nebraska’s only Black-owned newspaper.

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Junior Journalist Program

The Junior Journalist Program participants attend an eight-week course of training, receiving valuable hands on experience thanks to local media outlets.

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The Omaha Star Archives

The Omaha Star, in existence for more than 80 years, has been Nebraska’s largest African-American newspaper and the city’s most effective device to improve the lives of African Americans.


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Find out how you can help continue the great work of Mildred D. Brown and inspiring the next generation of journalists.


We held a gala in 2018 to celebrate the 80th anniversary of The Omaha Star and to support the work of the MDBMSC.

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Our Mission at the Mildred D. Brown Memorial Study Center:

“In the spirit of Mildred D. Brown, it is the mission of the Mildred D. Brown Memorial Study Center to provide access to the Omaha Star’s inspirational archive materials and resources; to promote the future of community-based media; and to help area students, especially African-Americans, envision career possibilities in journalism and communications.”

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