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A Biography of George P. Johnson

The first-ever Black-owned, operated and filmed theater company in the world was led from North Omaha.

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20th century 24th and Lake biography Black businesses Black businesspeople clubs historic preservation Listed on National Register of Historic Places Near North Side nightlife

A History of Allen’s Showcase in North Omaha

This is a biography of Paul B. Allen, and a history of Allen’s Showcase in North Omaha.

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A Biography of Anna R. Woodbey

One woman from North Omaha made it her life’s work to ban the demon’s spirit, juice, sauce, hooch, vino, and liquid courage from everywhere, all the time. This is a biography of Anna R. Woodbey.

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19th century 20th century biography Black leader Black organizations racism

A Biography of Nathaniel Hunter

This is a biography of a longtime African American leader in North Omaha’s history, Nathaniel Hunter.

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20th century Black organizations Black people culture economics historic preservation houses Lost history Segregation Social services

A History of the Oak View Home for Negro Boys

This is a history of the only foster home for African American youth Omaha history, open from the 1940s into the 1950s.

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A Biography of Bertha Calloway

This is a biography of historian and North Omaha leader Bertha Calloway (1925-2017). She was a Civil Rights activist, museum founder, historian, author, student, educator, speaker, promoter, playwright, journalist, administrator, mentor, wife and mother.

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A History of the Mormon Bridge in North Omaha

Built on the rock bottom of the Missouri River, dreams of today’s Mormon Bridge go back to 1846. This article explores the history of the bridge, the ferries, the politics and more.