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Biography of Rev. Russel Taylor

A musician, educator and minister committed to Black power, Rev. Russel Taylor was a powerful leader in North Omaha. This is his story.

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A Biography of Amos P. Scruggs

Amos Potter Scruggs (1875-1946) was a popular African American attorney and government official in Omaha from 1908 to 1934.

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Notable African American Women in Omaha History

Black women in Omaha have done all kinds of work as mothers, businesswomen, teachers, ministers, politicians, and in other roles to make the community great. This is a history of some of the notable African American women 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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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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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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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.