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One of America's earliest civil rights groups was formed on Creighton's campus

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DePorres Club

DePorres Club members protest in front of Reeds Ice Cream in 1953 for not hiring blacks.

Omaha Street Railway Co.

In the early 1950s, the DePorres Club organized bus protests and handed out flyers over the Omaha Street Railway Co. not hiring black drivers.

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