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A History of Businesses Owned By African Americans in Omaha

This is a history of Black-owned businesses, African American entrepreneurship and more in North Omaha since 1854.

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20th century 21st century biography Black businesses Black organizations Black people History of Nebraska Near North Side poverty racism religion Social services society

A Biography of Rodney S. Wead

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

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19th century 20th century 21st century Architects architecture Buildings Catholics Creighton Cuming Street Demolished buildings Healthcare historic preservation History of Nebraska Near North Side North 24th Street North 30th racism religion

A History of Creighton University

This is a history of Creighton University, including notable people, places and events throughout its history.

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19th century 20th century biography Black businesses Black people Caterers historic preservation Lost history racism society

A Biography of Helen Mahammitt

This is a biography of Helen Mahammit (1869-1950), a leading African American caterer, chef and teacher in Omaha for 45 years.

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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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19th century 20th century Black organizations Black people Buildings civic infrastructure Demolished buildings economics Healthcare historic preservation Hospitals Lost history Near North Side Public health Segregation White flight

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 […]