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A Biography of Rodney S. Wead

This is a biography of North Omaha community leader Rodney S. Wead (b. 1935).

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20th century Activism Black organizations Black people economics government historic preservation Long School Lost history Near North Side Organizations poverty racism Social services

A History of the Lake-Charles Community Organization

This is a history of a short-lived neighborhood association with a long shadow over the history of the Near North Side neighborhood.

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19th century 20th century 21st century Activism architecture Catholics Civil Rights Movement culture Cuming Street economics historic preservation Immigrants Irish Italians Listed on National Register of Historic Places Lost history North Downtown Official Omaha Landmark poverty schools White flight

A History of North Omaha’s Holy Family Catholic Church

For more than 50 years, Holy Family Catholic has been among the most activist Catholic parishes in Omaha. Before that it was an Italian parish, and before that, Irish. Here’s a history.

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A History of the Potter’s Field in North Omaha

This is a history of charity burials of the unidentified and impoverished at Potter Field in North Omaha.

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20th century African Americans Architects architecture Buildings civic infrastructure crime Demolished buildings economics ethnic groups Historic houses Lost history Near North Side North 30th poverty Public housing Segregation society

A History of the Hilltop Projects in North Omaha

This is a history of the third public housing projects built in North Omaha called the Hilltop Homes.

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20th century 21st century African Americans Architects architecture Buildings civic infrastructure crime Demolished buildings economics Historic houses Lost history Near North Side North 30th poverty Public housing Segregation society

A History of the Pleasantview Projects in North Omaha

In 1951, OHA announced development of the projects on both the east and west sides of North 30th Street extending from Burdette south to Parker Street. Completely demolished in 2010, today the ultra-modern, mixed income Highlander neighborhood sits on the 15 acres once here, along with the Charles Drew Health Center. This article is a […]

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A History of Pershing School

This is a history of East Omaha’s demolished Pershing School in the former District 61.