Father Edward J. Flanigan of Boys Town, Nebraska. Speakers Bureau Program with Tom Lynch.
On December 12, 1917, Father Edward J. Flanagan founded a revolutionary boy’s home in Omaha, Nebraska. All boys were welcome regardless of their race or religion. This presentation will explore Father Flanagan’s views on racial and religious equality, and how they differed from accepted social norms of early 20th century America.
Following graduation from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Tom Lynch became a museum associate in the newly opened Boys Town Hall of History museum. Today he is Director of Community Programs for Boys Town; Chair of the Servant of God Father Edward Flanagan Cause for Beatification: and volunteer coordinator for Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home.
A grant program of Humanities Nebraska. Humanities Nebraka is a state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.