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March 5, 2024
When Segregation Prevailed in the US, Boys Town May Have Been Nation's First Integrated Community
When Harry S. Truman’s motorcade rolled up to Boys Town in June 1948, the president was leading a deeply segregated nation.
Omaha World Herald
March 5, 2024
Celebrating 45 Years of Girls at Boys Town
The story of how girls first came to Boys Town is one of opportunity, courage and a milestone change to meet the needs of all America’s youth.
Boys Town Contributor
February 26, 2024
The Enduring Legacy of the Movie “Boys Town”
Here at Boys Town, we proudly display our own Oscar, presented to us by Spencer Tracy who won best actor for his portrayal of Father Flanagan in the 1938 film.
Boys Town Contributor
February 16, 2024
Did You Know Boys Town Embraces All Faiths?
Boys Town honors, respects, and encourages all faiths, offering ample opportunities for youth to grow spiritually, fostering lifelong spiritual strength.
Boys Town Contributor
February 8, 2024
Did you know Boys Town has been named one of the first intentionally integrated communities in America?
In an article written by Heather Fryer, PhD, “Father Flanagan’s More Perfect Union: Pushing the Frontiers of Racial and Religious Inclusion at Boys Town," she explores the ways Father Flanagan
February 1, 2024
Triumphs of Alumni Achievements: Inspiring Success Stories from Boys Town
Thousands of Boys Town alumni have found hope, healing, and success. We wanted to shine a spotlight on a few who we are proud to call our alumni.
Boys Town Contributor
January 14, 2024
Boys Towns of the World Unite at Inaugural Event
The story of Boys Town is proof positive that one person’s vision can change the world.
Boys Town Contributor
October 17, 2023
Boys Town Movie Premiere with Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney
Fulfilling a special request Father Flanagan made to MGM President Louis B. Mayer, the movie “Boys Town” held its world premiere in Omaha, Nebraska on September 7, 1938, complete with all the glitz an
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