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20th century Activism biography Black people Civil Rights Movement historic preservation Law NAACP Politics Race riot racism

A Biography of Harrison J. Pinkett

This is a biography of North Omaha lawyer, Civil Rights activist and leader Harrison J. Pinkett (1882-1960).

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20th century Activism Black organizations Black people economics government historic preservation Long School Lost history Near North Side Organizations poverty racism Social services

A History of the Lake-Charles Community Organization

This is a history of a short-lived neighborhood association with a long shadow over the history of the Near North Side neighborhood.

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20th century 21st century 24th and Lake Activism architecture Black businesses Black organizations Clubs clubs economics historic preservation History of Nebraska Listed on National Register of Historic Places music Near North Side nightlife Official Omaha Landmark real estate Social halls

A History of the Jewell Building and Dreamland Ballroom

This is a history of the iconic Jewell Building in the 24th and Lake Historic District. It features notable people, organizations, businesses and events there, as well as the architecture and more.

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19th century 20th century 21st century Activism architecture Catholics Civil Rights Movement culture Cuming Street economics historic preservation Immigrants Irish Italians Listed on National Register of Historic Places Lost history North Downtown Official Omaha Landmark poverty schools White flight

A History of North Omaha’s Holy Family Catholic Church

For more than 50 years, Holy Family Catholic has been among the most activist Catholic parishes in Omaha. Before that it was an Italian parish, and before that, Irish. Here’s a history.

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20th century Activism biography Black people Civil Rights Movement Media Organizations racism

A Biography of George Wells Parker

This is a biography of North Omaha leader George Wells Parker.

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19th century 20th century 21st century Activism architecture Black churches Buildings Churches Civil Rights Movement culture Demolished buildings economics historic preservation History of Nebraska Lost history NAACP Near North Side Organizations religion Segregation

A History of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church

This is a history of a longtime, influential and successful segregated congregation called St Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in North Omaha.

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19th century 20th century 21st century Activism African Americans culture historic preservation Lost history Politics

A History of Emancipation Day and Juneteenth in Omaha

This is a history of Emancipation Day in Omaha, which is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.