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A Biography of George W. Althouse

This is a biography of former Nebraska legislator George W. Althouse. He was the ninth African American representative from North Omaha.

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A Biography of Ernie Chambers

This is a biography of Nebraska legislator Ernie Chambers.

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A Biography of Brenda Council

This is a biography of former Nebraska Legislator, former Omaha City Council member, and former Omaha School Board member Brenda Council.

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A Biography of Tanya Cook

This is a biography of former Nebraska Legislator Tanya Cook.

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A Biography of Justin Wayne

This is a biography of Nebraska Legislator Justin Wayne.

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A History of North Omaha’s African American Legislators

This is a summary of the African American legislators representing North Omaha in the Nebraska Legislature.

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A History of Omaha’s Chinatown by Ryan Roenfeld

Adam’s Note: This is a special exposè on a rarely-acknowledged but vitally important part of Omaha’s history. Written by local historian Ryan Roenfeld, I believe this history of Omaha’s Chinatown is necessary, vibrant and just a beginning, albeit a deep one! Share your thoughts in the comments section!