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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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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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A Biography of Jessie Hale-Moss

This is a biography of Jessie Hale-Moss, a strong Black female leader in North Omaha who served as one of the first leaders of Omaha’s NAACP.

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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 North Omaha’s Holy Family Catholic Church

For more than 50 years, Holy Family Catholic has been among the most activist Catholic parishes in Omaha. Before that it was an Italian parish, and before that, Irish. Here’s a history.

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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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A History of the Omaha NAACP

This is a history of the Omaha NAACP chapter, including locations, people, successes and challenges since it was founded in 1915.