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A History of the Jack Johnson Riot in Omaha

In July 1910 racial tension flared towards Omaha’s African-American community after a tremendous upset victory by boxer Jack Johnson versus James Jeffries in Reno, Nevada.

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20th century crime Omaha society

Kidnapping Edward Cudahy Jr.

Even though its not about North Omaha, this story does read well!

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A History of the Kountze Place Neighborhood in North Omaha

North Omaha’s wealthy suburb for rich people didn’t take off when its namesake first platted it. Following is a history of Omaha’s Kountze Place neighborhood.

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A History of Community Leaders in North Omaha

Today, leaders in North Omaha continue to grow the heart and soul of the community. This article explores what’s happened before…

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African Americans

Fast facts about African Americans in Omaha

Omaha has staggering poverty, particularly among African Americans, that is disproportionate to its total population. This from a city that has prided itself for forward-development for more than 20 years. The following statistics speak for themselves.

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A History of Fur Trading in North Omaha

North Omaha’s history began 50 years before the city was a city. North Omaha’s fur trading roots still affect the community today. Here’s the story…