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Founded the Omaha Star Newspaper in 1938

Mildred Brown was born in Alabama in 1915 to a prominent black family and would become a widely known and respected civil rights activist and champion of the black community in Omaha. At the age of only 16, Mildred graduated from Miles Memorial Teachers College in Birmingham, Alabama.


Mildred Brown, 17, became an English teacher, but her calling was her next career. Source — NSHS.
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Brown's first newspaper job was with the Silent Messenger in Sioux City, Iowa. Source — NSHS.



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