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A History of North Omaha’s Alhambra Theater

The Alhambra Theater was Omaha’s second largest for a while, then became a roller rink, then burnt down.

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“Framed” Chapter 24 by Michael Richardson

This is Framed Chapter 24 by Michael Richardson.

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A History of the State Bar and McKenna Hall

In the early 1880s, William “Sand Bar Bill” McKenna was a railroad cop for the Union Pacific. By 1887 though, he’d left the UP and built McKenna Hall at Sherman Avenue and Locust Street by the old Sulphur Springs. A decade later, the brick building that became the long-running State Bar was built, and everything took […]

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“Framed” Chapter 23 by Michael Richardson

This is Chapter 24 of FRAMED by Michael Richardson.

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A History of the Midwest Athletic Club

According to a 1952 article in the Omaha Star, the Midwest Athletic Club, or MAC, was formed in 1946. The original mission was, “…to bring about a closer understanding within ourselves and among the citizens of Omaha and to promote social activities for the uplifting of the Negro Race.” MAC was a men’s club, and […]

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A History of African American Firsts in Omaha

This is a list of African American firsts in Omaha.

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“FRAMED” Chapter 21 by Michael Richardson

This chapter of FRAMED by Michael Richardson focuses on a lie told on the court stand…