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19th century 20th century 21st century Activism architecture Black churches Buildings Churches Civil Rights Movement culture Demolished buildings economics historic preservation History of Nebraska Lost history NAACP Near North Side Organizations religion Segregation

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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19th century 20th century biography Black people Churches Clubs Education History of Nebraska Lost history NAACP Near North Side Organizations religion Segregation

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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18th century 19th century biography Black churches Black organizations Black people History of Nebraska Lost history Media NAACP Near North Side racism religion

A Biography of Rev. Dr. John Albert Williams

This is a biography of minister, newspaper editor, NAACP leader and North Omaha community activist Rev. John Albert Williams (1866-1933).

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19th century 20th century 21st century 24th and Lake Baptist Black churches Buildings history North 24th Street religion Segregation

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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20th century Activism biography Black people Civil Rights Movement crime historic preservation racism religion

A Biography of Malcolm X in Omaha

This is a history of Malcolm X’s life in Omaha, and commemorations of his life in the city afterwards.

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19th century 20th century 21st century architecture biography Buildings business crime culture Demolished buildings economics ethnic groups Food historic preservation Lost history neighborhoods North 16th Street Organizations Politics poverty racism religion Restaurants Ryan Roenfeld Segregation society storytelling

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!

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economics Organizations poverty religion society

A History of the Wesley House in North Omaha

This is a history of the Wesley House, a modern-times org that rebuilt a neighborhood by changing lives.