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A Biography of Anna R. Woodbey

One woman from North Omaha made it her life’s work to ban the demon’s spirit, juice, sauce, hooch, vino, and liquid courage from everywhere, all the time. This is a biography of Anna R. Woodbey.

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19th century 20th century 21st century architecture civic infrastructure economics Florence government Highways historic preservation History of Nebraska Missouri River Mormons North 30th Politics Ponca Hills Wyman Heights

A History of the Mormon Bridge in North Omaha

Built on the rock bottom of the Missouri River, dreams of today’s Mormon Bridge go back to 1846. This article explores the history of the bridge, the ferries, the politics and more.

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19th century 20th century 21st century architecture Black people Buildings civic infrastructure economics geography Historic houses historic preservation houses Lost history neighborhoods North 30th parks Politics real estate Scandinavians schools Segregation White flight

A History of the Omaha View Neighborhood in North Omaha

This is a history of North Omaha’s Omaha View neighborhood, one of the city’s oldest western expanses.

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20th century Activism biography Black people Civil Rights Movement historic preservation Law NAACP Politics Race riot racism

A Biography of Harrison J. Pinkett

This is a biography of North Omaha lawyer, Civil Rights activist and leader Harrison J. Pinkett (1882-1960).

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20th century 21st century Black organizations Civil Rights Movement history Lost history NAACP Politics racism wealthy

A History of the Omaha NAACP

This is a history of the Omaha NAACP chapter, including locations, people, successes and challenges since it was founded in 1915.

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19th century 20th century 21st century Activism African Americans culture historic preservation Lost history Politics

A History of Emancipation Day and Juneteenth in Omaha

This is a history of Emancipation Day in Omaha, which is a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.

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20th century Black politicians government Healthcare Legislators

A Biography of Dr. John A. Singleton, DDS

This is a biography of Dr. John A. Singleton, DDS, who represented North Omaha’s Ninth District in the Nebraska Legislature from 1926 to 1928.