The Omaha Public Schools asked teachers, writers and artists to collaborate on an ibook for the Making Invisible Histories Visible project.
I was paired with writer Leo Biga and teacher Octavia Butler for the topic of the Great Migration.
The following are the illustrations based on Biga's nuanced story of the history of the Great Migration in Omaha.

looking to Omaha

Looking to Omaha out of agricultural despair in the South, African-American men "stepping up" from share-cropping to the meat-packing plants.

The vibrant, yet increasingly isolated, black community in North Omaha.

Feeling the effects of destructive segregation and racism from the same Omaha that offered new opportunities.

One of the many cultural influences of the Great Migration on Omaha: Southern cooking.