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City of Omaha kicks off Black History Month with interactive art exhibit

Posted at 3:09 PM, Feb 03, 2023

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The City of Omaha is celebrating the beginning of Black History Month with an extensive art exhibit in the rotunda of the city's civic center.

The Human Rights and Relations Department is partnering with the Great Plains Black History Museum and the UNO Black Studies Department to highlight the contributions of African Americans in our community and country.

"Once you know that different people contributed to the history of — the making up of this great United States. Those barriers of uncertainty, of hatred, those barriers come down,” said Gerald Kuhn, director of human rights and relations for the City of Omaha.

And Kuhn said they plan to introduce similar interactive exhibits to celebrate other cultures in their respective months.

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