Black History Month Exhibits in Omaha Celebrate Doctors, Midwives, Artists and More | Arts and theater

Stennis-Williams, author of three children’s story books, said she did a lot of research for the exhibit, which runs until February 22. She also received assistance from the National Medical Association and other museums.

Her grandmother, Minnie Nola Haynes, worked at the clinic as a caregiver. She was a midwife in Mississippi before moving to Omaha during the second great migration. Most black women did not have access to doctors.

“I just think it’s a chance for people to see how far the story goes for black doctors and professionals,” she said. “Some of the tools used by midwives and items belonging to black doctors are on display.”






Minnie Nola Haynes was a midwife in Kemper County, Mississippi, before moving to Omaha in 1952.


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Mama’s Attic is open by appointment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Call 402-740-6034 to schedule a visit. There are no admission fees.

At the Union for Contemporary Art, a pioneer of contemporary engraving is presented. The work of Mavis Pusey, an abstract artist, is on display until February 26 at the Wanda D. Ewing Gallery. Pusey died in 2019.

“While The Union always works to amplify Black voices and artists throughout the year, this month is special for us as it’s the first time we’ve featured the work of an artist who doesn’t no longer live in our gallery,” spokesman Patrick Mainelli said. noted. “In this sense, Mavis Pusey is among the ancestors whose life and work shape our lives today. Her immense talent was not widely recognized during her lifetime, and our exhibition is one of the very first times that his work has been collected for a solo exhibition.

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