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A History of the Ritz Theater in North Omaha

A theater opened to African Americans in a time when Omaha was deeply segregated, the Ritz Theater was an anomaly in the city. Here’s some of its history.

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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 Biography of Frank E. Goff

“Daddy” Frank E. Goff was Omaha’s pioneer showman, and this is a biography of his life.

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A History of the North Star Theater aka the Ames Theatre in North Omaha

This is a history of the North Star Theater, the Ames Theatre and the building standing today at N. 25th and Ames Avenue in North Omaha.

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A History of the Corby Theater

This is a history of North Omaha’s Corby Theater, an unprotected gem that could be demolished anytime.

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A History of the Carter Lake Club

Summer fun turned into a permanent development in the city of Carter Lake.

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A History of the Intersection at North 40th and Hamilton Streets

The intersection of 40th and Hamilton has a rich legacy affecting several neighborhoods…