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Sept. 7

Sept. 7, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Diversity Matters Book Series begins Sept. 13 at MCC

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College’s Diversity Matters Book Series starts Thursday, Sept. 13, 12:30-1:45 p.m. with “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” in room 110 of Building 10 on the Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. 

 

The event will feature a discussion about the book. The event is free and open to the public. Limited copies of the book are available in MCC libraries. For more information or to suggest books for future, contact Barbara Velazquez at 531-MCC-2253 or bvelazquez@mccneb.edu. 

 

About “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma after oil was discovered beneath their land. One by one, the Osage began to be killed. Mollie Burkhart watched as her family became a prime target. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. Other Osage were also dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who investigated the crimes were themselves murdered. The case was taken up by the young FBI, as J. Edgar Hoover struggled to crack the mystery. Together, the FBI and the Osage infiltrated the last remnant of the Wild West, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.  

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.