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A History of the Lake-Charles Community Organization

This is a history of a short-lived neighborhood association with a long shadow over the history of the Near North Side neighborhood.

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A History of Segregated Schools in Omaha, Nebraska

There were and are many segregated schools in Omaha, and this is an account of their history.

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20th century African Americans biography Long School Near North Side racism schools society

A Biography of North Omaha’s Eugene Skinner

Dr. Eugene Skinner was Omaha Public Schools’ first Black principal. This is his story.

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20th century 21st century culture economics historic preservation History of Nebraska Long School Lost history Near North Side Organizations Politics racism society wealthy White flight

A History of Ak-Sar-Ben in North Omaha

Examining the rise and fall of North Omaha requires a long and complicated journey through politics, culture, economics and more. One of the important early anchors of the community demonstrated the ability of one organization to steer things astray. Opening the Coliseum Built in 1879, the Coliseum was located at 2226 North 20th Street, at […]

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20th century 21st century 24th and Lake African Americans architecture Churches culture historic preservation Long School Lost history Near North Side Organizations racism religion society

A History of St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Parish and the Bryant Resource Center

North Omaha’s Saint Benedict Catholic Church has been a bastion of hope for the Near North Side for almost a century. Here’s their story.

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The Recent History of 24th and Lake

This is a modern history of North 24th and Lake Streets in North Omaha. Several buildings and initiatives are detailed.

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A History of the Colored Old Folks Home in North Omaha

North Omaha’s Martha T. Smith Home for the Aged opened in 1913 as the Colored Old Folks Home. This is the history…