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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 Biography of Helen Mahammitt

This is a biography of Helen Mahammit (1869-1950), a leading African American caterer, chef and teacher in Omaha for 45 years.

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A History of Segregated Hospitals in Omaha

  “It is almost impossible to get a Negro into a hospital even in the charity wards in Omaha… In the few cases where a Negro is admitted, the Negro physician must turn over the case to a staff [white] physician. The patient loses the advantage of being attended by the man who has followed […]

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A History of the Hillcrest Mansion in North Omaha

Built: circa 1900 Address: 2811 Caldwell Street Architecture: Antebellum Demolished: circa 1965 Originally called Riverview, the original home on this lot was built around 1900 and was said to be “one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city.” Sitting on four lots covered with fruit trees, large shade trees and a fine lawn, the […]

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A History of 5901 North 30th Street

This is a history of the building at 5901 N. 30th, on the northeast corner of 30th and Laurel.

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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 biography Black people Churches Clubs Education History of Nebraska Lost history NAACP Near North Side Organizations religion Segregation

A Biography of Lucinda Williams nee Lucy Gamble

The vivid life of Lucy Gamble (1875-1958) included teaching, activism, church and much more. This is a bio!