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Category: Black businesspeople
A Biography of Josiah Waddle
This is a biography of Josiah Waddle (1849-1939), a longtime bandleader and music teacher in North Omaha, Nebraska.
A Biography of Cathy Hughes
This is a biography of North Omaha native Cathy Hughes. She grew up in the Logan Fontenelle Projects and today is the 2nd richest Black woman in America.
A History of the Calhoun Hotel
This is a history of the Calhoun Hotel, a Black hotel at 2423 Lake Street in North Omaha from 1946 to 1962.
A History of the Willis Hotel
This is a history of Myrtle Washington’s High Class Colored Boarding House once located at 2324 N. 22nd Street, North Omaha, Nebraska.
A History of The Omaha Guide
This is a history of the Omaha Guide newspaper, a Black-owned and Black-focused semi-weekly in North Omaha, Nebraska from 1927 through 1956.
A Biography of North Omaha’s Vic Walker
Vic B. Walker (1864-c1925) was an African American attorney, police officer, business owner, and criminal in Omaha, Nebraska.
History of the 24th Street Dairy Queen
From 1951 to 1963, the 24th Street Dairy Queen was serve the Black community in the Near North Side. This is a history of the business.
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.
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.
A Biography of George P. Johnson
The first-ever Black-owned, operated and filmed theater company in the world was led from North Omaha.
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.