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A History of Segregated Hospitals in Omaha

  “It is almost impossible to get a Negro into a hospital even in the charity wards in Omaha… In the few cases where a Negro is admitted, the Negro physician must turn over the case to a staff [white] physician. The patient loses the advantage of being attended by the man who has followed […]

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A History of the People’s Hospital in North Omaha

For almost a century, it was widely known that hospitals in Omaha were for whites only. Defacto segregation made doctors apply for birth certificates at hospitals where African American mothers weren’t allowed to birth their babies, while African American doctors weren’t allowed to work in most hospitals until the 1920s, and even then they could […]

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A Biography of Dr. Aaron M. McMillan

Dr. Aaron M. McMillan was a representative from North Omaha’s Ninth District to the Nebraska Legislature from 1928 to 1930.

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A History of the Salvation Army Hospital in North Omaha

From 1896 to 1978, the Omaha Salvation Army offered prenatal and birthing services for low-income, unwed and “unsuitable” pregnant women. This is a story of their facility.

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A History of North Omaha’s Provident Hospital

North Omaha’s Provident Hospital was an attempt to challenge the city’s racism. What happened?