Bertha Calloway

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Calloway in July 1959

Bertha Calloway (November 1925 – November 25, 2017) was an American community activist and historian. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Her works and civil rights activities happened in Omaha. Calloway was the founder of the Negro History Society and the Great Plains Black History Museum. Calloway won awards from several organizations for her activism in the community and Nebraska.[1][2]

Calloway died of pneumonia in Omaha on November 25, 2017 at the age of 92.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Bertha Calloway", Omaha Black Music Hall of Fame. Retrieved 8/2/08.
  2. Hine, D.C. (2005) Black Women in America: 3-Volume Set. Oxford University Press. p 122.
  3. Bertha Calloway, founder of Great Plains Black History Museum, dies at 93