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A History of Public Housing in North Omaha

Public housing was introduced in Omaha in 1937 when the federal Housing Act was passed. This act made federal loans to the city for the construction of low-income public housing. In the 1930s, the City of Omaha first created an informal housing authority meant to address the housing needs of low-income European immigrants. Seeking to […]

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A History of Segregated Hospitals in Omaha

  “It is almost impossible to get a Negro into a hospital even in the charity wards in Omaha… In the few cases where a Negro is admitted, the Negro physician must turn over the case to a staff [white] physician. The patient loses the advantage of being attended by the man who has followed […]

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A History of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition

This is a history of the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.

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A History of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church

This is a history of a longtime, influential and successful segregated congregation called St Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in North Omaha.

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A Biography of Lucinda Williams nee Lucy Gamble

The vivid life of Lucy Gamble (1875-1958) included teaching, activism, church and much more. This is a bio!

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A History of Mount Moriah Baptist Church

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church was founded in 1884, and has been a cornerstone Black church in North Omaha since then. This is a history of the church.

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A History of the People’s Hospital in North Omaha

For almost a century, it was widely known that hospitals in Omaha were for whites only. Defacto segregation made doctors apply for birth certificates at hospitals where African American mothers weren’t allowed to birth their babies, while African American doctors weren’t allowed to work in most hospitals until the 1920s, and even then they could […]