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20th century 21st century 24th and Lake Black leader Black organizations culture historic preservation history History of Nebraska Lake Street Listed on National Register of Historic Places Near North Side

A Biography of Bertha Calloway

This is a biography of historian and North Omaha leader Bertha Calloway (1925-2017). She was a Civil Rights activist, museum founder, historian, author, student, educator, speaker, promoter, playwright, journalist, administrator, mentor, wife and mother.

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20th century 21st century 24th and Lake Activism architecture Black businesses Black organizations Clubs clubs economics historic preservation History of Nebraska Listed on National Register of Historic Places music Near North Side nightlife Official Omaha Landmark real estate Social halls

A History of the Jewell Building and Dreamland Ballroom

This is a history of the iconic Jewell Building in the 24th and Lake Historic District. It features notable people, organizations, businesses and events there, as well as the architecture and more.

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20th century 24th and Lake architecture Black businesses Clubs clubs Demolished buildings Demolished buildings economics historic preservation Lost history

A History of The Off Beat Club in North Omaha

This is a history of Jim Bell and Jerry Morris’s supper club called The Off Beat, located at 24th and Lake from 1952-1969.

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19th century 20th century 21st century 24th and Lake architecture biography Black businesses Buildings Drug store historic preservation Lost history music Omaha Police Department Pioneer era Race riot White flight

A History of Duffy Drugs

Going back to 1886, the southwest corner of 24th and Lake has been vital to North Omaha! Its first Black-owned business didn’t happen until 1968 though. Find out more in this history of Duffy Drugs!

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19th century 20th century 21st century 24th and Lake Baptist Black churches Buildings history North 24th Street religion Segregation

A History of Mount Moriah Baptist Church

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church was founded in 1884, and has been a cornerstone Black church in North Omaha since then. This is a history of the church.

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19th century 20th century 21st century 24th and Lake African Americans architecture business Cafes culture diners doctors economics Food historic preservation music Near North Side nightlife Race riot real estate society

A History of the Blue Lion Center

The Blue Lion is one of North O’s most iconic buildings, holding business, services and opportunities for a century!

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20th century 24th and Lake African Americans biography Cafes diners Food Lost history society

A Short History of Carter’s Cafe

Soul food, community building and culture held sway for 35+ years at Carter’s Cafe. This article includes a biography of Lucy Carter (1901-1983).