Nebraska Authors

Omowale Akintunde

Born AL (USA)

Filmmaker, Writer and Educator

Places Lived

Montgomery, AL
Columbia, MO
Omaha, NE

Author Of

  • Play/Screenplay
  • Nonfiction


Screenplays; Multiculturalism; Race Issues


Bachelor of Science, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL
Master of Music Education, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


Former Chair, Black Studies at University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
Associate Professor
Editorial Board Member of Journal of the National Association of Multicultural Education
Film Director

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE
Journal of the National Association of Multicultural Education


Emmy Award for Documentary An Inaugural Ride to Freedom


Holy Smoke. 2007. (Writer/Director)
Hollywood and Vying. 2007. (Writer/Director)
Black and Blue. 2007. (Writer/Director)
Switch Swap. 2007. (Writer/Director)
Communion. 2007. (Writer/Director)
Wigger, a Short Film. 2008. (Writer/Director) Filmed in Omaha, NE
Mama 'n' Em. 2008. (Director)
An Inaugural Ride to Freedom. 2009. (Director/Producer)
Wigger. 2010. (Writer/Director)
An Inaugural Ride to Freedom: The Journey Continues. 2013. (Director/Producer)

Multiculturalism and the Teacher Education Experience. 2007.
The Adventures of Darrell and the Invincible Man. 2008.

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Omowale Akintunde

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