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19th century 20th century 21st century African Methodist Episcopal Americans Architects architecture Baptist Black churches Black spaces and places Buildings Catholics Churches Demolished buildings Demolished buildings economics ethnic groups Europeans poverty Presbyterian religion Segregation wealthy White people

Directory of Historic North Omaha Church Buildings

This is a directory of historic North Omaha church buildings. Many are still churches; some are not.

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20th century American Legion Black organizations clubs Demolished buildings Demolished buildings Long School Near North Side nightlife North 24th Street Segregation

History of North Omaha’s American Legion Post #30

Charity, socializing, and fraternity drove the American Legion Theodore Roosevelt Post #30 in North Omaha. Discover what happened to them.

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Black businesses Black businesspeople Demolished buildings economics Food Ice cream Long School Lost history Near North Side North 24th Street Segregation

History of the 24th Street Dairy Queen

From 1951 to 1963, the 24th Street Dairy Queen was serve the Black community in the Near North Side. This is a history of the business.

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19th century 20th century 24th and Lake American Legion biography Black dentists Black leader Clubs Creighton doctors economics Healthcare Hospitals Near North Side Prince Hall Masons Segregation

Biography of Dr. Craig Morris

One African American dentist in Omaha was a civil rights advocate, economic justice activist, and medical leader in the community. Then he simply left North Omaha. This is a biography of his life in the community.

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20th century 21st century African Americans civic infrastructure Demolished buildings Demolished buildings economics government Highways historic preservation History of Nebraska Lost history Near North Side North Omaha Politics racism Segregation streets White flight

History of the North Freeway in Omaha

First conceptualized in 1954, it took almost 40 years for North Omaha’s highest high speed corridor to be completed. This is a history of the North Freeway.

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19th century 20th century Activism biography Black businesspeople Black leader Civil Rights Movement economics Politics racism real estate Segregation

A Biography of Edwin R. Overall

Edwin R. Overall (1835–1901) led a long life fighting segregation and white supremacy. Learn about his tremendous life in North Omaha.

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20th century Black leader Black organizations Black spaces and places culture historic preservation History of Nebraska Lost history Organizations Segregation Social clubs society

A History of Omaha’s “Black Mayor”

Since its founding in 1854, the City of Omaha has never had a publicly elected Black mayor. For a period in from the 1930s through the 1940s though, there was a Black mayor competition held. This is a history of that position.