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19th century 20th century biography Black people Forest Lawn burial Military

Biography of Anderson Bell

This is a story of Pvt. Anderson Bell (1838-1903) of North Omaha, a Black soldier in the Civil War.

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20th century African Americans biography Black culture Black educators Black performers culture Education music

Biography of Florentine Pinkston

This is a biography of Flora Pinkston (1887-1966) of North Omaha, Nebraska.

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20th century African Americans biography Black leader Black organizations Black politicians economics History of Nebraska Lost history Politics racism Segregation

Life of Edwin Overall of North Omaha

Throughout most of his life, Edwin Overall (1835–1901) dedicated himself fighting for civil rights. This is his story.

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20th century Activism biography Black churches Black leader Black ministers Black spaces and places Civil Rights Movement Demolished buildings historic preservation Near North Side Presbyterian religion Segregation

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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19th century 20th century 24th and Lake American Legion biography Black dentists Black organizations Forest Lawn burial Prince Hall Masons Social clubs

Biography of Dr. William W. Peebles

A founder of Omaha’s first African American post of the American Legion, Dr. W.W. Peebles DDS kept a 50+ year dental practice in Omaha.

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Black businesses Black businesspeople Demolished buildings economics Food Ice cream Long School Lost history Near North Side North 24th Street Segregation

History of the 24th Street Dairy Queen

From 1951 to 1963, the 24th Street Dairy Queen was serve the Black community in the Near North Side. This is a history of the business.

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19th century 20th century 24th and Lake American Legion biography Black dentists Black leader Clubs Creighton doctors economics Healthcare Hospitals Near North Side Prince Hall Masons Segregation

Biography of Dr. Craig Morris

One African American dentist in Omaha was a civil rights advocate, economic justice activist, and medical leader in the community. Then he simply left North Omaha. This is a biography of his life in the community.