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A Biography of Edwin R. Overall

Edwin R. Overall (1835–1901) led a long life fighting segregation and white supremacy. Learn about his tremendous life in North Omaha.

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A History of Omaha’s “Black Mayor”

Since its founding in 1854, the City of Omaha has never had a publicly elected Black mayor. For a period in from the 1930s through the 1940s though, there was a Black mayor competition held. This is a history of that position.

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A History of the Carver Savings and Loan Association

This is a history of the Carver Bank in North Omaha, the first-ever Black-owned bank in Nebraska.

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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 History of the Old Plantation in North Omaha

This is a history of the Old Plantation, a display at the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in North Omaha in 1898.

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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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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.