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Notable African American Women in Omaha History

Black women in Omaha have done all kinds of work as mothers, businesswomen, teachers, ministers, politicians, and in other roles to make the community great. This is a history of some of the notable African American women in North Omaha.

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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.

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20th century Black politicians Civil Rights Movement Legislators Media

A Biography of Ferdinand L. Barnett

A newspaper man, civil rights activist and government official, North Omaha’s Ferdinand L. Barnett (1854-1932) was a remarkable leader. This is a biography of his life.

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20th century Black politicians Churches Healthcare Hospitals Legislators

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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20th century Black politicians Legislators

A Biography of Johnny Owen

Johnny Owens was a Nebraska legislator who served the Ninth District from 1932 to 1935.

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20th century Black politicians Law Legislators

A Biography of John Adams, Jr.

This is a biography of John Adams, Jr., who represented North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature from 1935 to 1941.

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20th century African Americans African Methodist Episcopal biography Black politicians Legislators

A Biography of Rev. John Adams, Sr.

This is a biography of Rev. John Adams, Sr., who represented North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature from 1949-1962.