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A History of Omaha’s “Black Mayor”

Since its founding in 1854, the City of Omaha has never had a publicly elected Black mayor. For a period in from the 1930s through the 1940s though, there was a Black mayor competition held. This is a history of that position.

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20th century 21st century 24th and Lake architecture Art Black businesspeople Black organizations Black spaces and places business Civil Rights Movement culture economics historic preservation History of Nebraska Lake Street Listed on National Register of Historic Places Segregation

A 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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19th century 20th century 21st century Activism Americans biography Black athletes Black businesspeople Black leader Black people Black politicians Education historic preservation History of Nebraska Legislators Lost history society

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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19th century 20th century 21st century Ames Avenue architecture Belt Line Buildings business civic infrastructure culture economics Expo grounds historic preservation History of Nebraska houses industry Intersection North 16th Street North 24th Street Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Railway Co. Organizations Politics Saratoga wealthy White flight

A Timeline of the History of Saratoga

This is a timeline of the history of the Saratoga neighborhood in North Omaha, including the intersection of 24th and Ames. Included here are events, places and people central to the neighborhood’s existence as a pioneer town, leafy suburb, and a seemingly abandoned urban neighborhood.

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A Biography of Florence Kilborn

This is a biography of Florence Kilborn (c1854-1866), namesake of the Florence neighborhood in North Omaha.

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19th century 20th century 21st century architecture Benson Buildings Children's entertainment historic preservation History of Nebraska poverty Social services society

A History of the Omaha Crèche

This is a history of the Omaha Crèche, which was located on North 52nd and Pratt Streets for a half century.

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20th century biography Black businesses Black businesspeople business historic preservation History of Nebraska Lost history Near North Side Segregation theaters

A Biography of George P. Johnson

The first-ever Black-owned, operated and filmed theater company in the world was led from North Omaha.