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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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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 Dr. John A. Singleton, DDS

This is a biography of Dr. John A. Singleton, DDS, who represented North Omaha’s Ninth District in the Nebraska Legislature from 1926 to 1928.

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A Biography of Ferdinand L. Barnett

A newspaper man, civil rights activist and government official, North Omaha’s Ferdinand L. Barnett (1854-1932) was a remarkable leader. This is a biography of his life.

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A Biography of Dr. Aaron M. McMillan

Dr. Aaron M. McMillan was a representative from North Omaha’s Ninth District to the Nebraska Legislature from 1928 to 1930.