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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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19th century 20th century 21st century 24th and Lake architecture biography Black businesses Buildings Drug store historic preservation Lost history music Omaha Police Department Pioneer era Race riot White flight

A History of Duffy Drugs

Going back to 1886, the southwest corner of 24th and Lake has been vital to North Omaha! Its first Black-owned business didn’t happen until 1968 though. Find out more in this history of Duffy Drugs!

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20th century Americans biography Black people crime ethnic groups government Lost history Omaha Police Department Politics Race riot racism society

The Lynching of Will Brown

This is a summary of the lynching of Will Brown in 1919.

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20th century 21st century Architects architecture Buildings historic preservation Kountze Place Lost history nightlife North 16th Street Race riot theaters Theaters Theaters White flight

A History of the Corby Theater

This is a history of North Omaha’s Corby Theater, an unprotected gem that could be demolished anytime.

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19th century 20th century 21st century 24th and Lake African Americans architecture business Cafes culture diners doctors economics Food historic preservation music Near North Side nightlife Race riot real estate society

A History of the Blue Lion Center

The Blue Lion is one of North O’s most iconic buildings, holding business, services and opportunities for a century!

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19th century 20th century 21st century African Americans Americans architecture civic infrastructure culture Demolished buildings economics Education ethnic groups government historic preservation History of Nebraska Long School Lost history Monmouth Park Near North Side North Omaha Politics poverty Race riot schools Segregation society White flight

A History of Segregated Schools in Omaha, Nebraska

There were and are many segregated schools in Omaha, and this is an account of their history.

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A History of Skeet’s in North Omaha

This is a history of an iconic North Omaha restaurant that comedian Redd Foxx frequented when in town.