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The Historical Progression of the Omaha School System

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The Historical Progression of the Omaha School System

As time goes by and as we get older by the minute, we tend to learn brand new facts and stories and we sometimes think and ask ourselves “why did no one ever tell me this?” See more...

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Connecting and Coaction

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Connecting and Coaction

The North Omaha Midwest Athletic Club’s mission was “to bring about a closer understanding within ourselves and among the citizens of Omaha and to promote social activities for the uplifting of the Negro Race.”  That mission was accomplished and helped improved the lives of many people in North Omaha. See more...

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The Selfless Story of Dr. Rodney S. Wead

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The Selfless Story of Dr. Rodney S. Wead

When people think back to the 1930’s many people think about a time of depression and anxiety. But in 1935, Omaha was blessed with an amazing individual who would go on to provide unmatched services to our community. His name is Dr. Rodney S. Wead. Dr. Wead is one of North Omaha’s great leaders and went on to change lives in our area for generations. There are so many great things that he has accomplished, almost too many to count. See more...

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A Fort Close to Home

A Fort Close to Home

I’ve lived in Omaha for 20 years and I have never heard anyone talk about a trading fort in my area. I am going to provide you with a brief summary of an amazing article A History of North Omaha’s Fort Lisa written by Adam Fletcher Sasse to help inform you on some great North Omaha history. See more..

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Omaha's Strength in Numbers

Omaha's Strength in Numbers

There is a strong history of African American owned businesses in Omaha.  The first black business owner in Omaha might have possibly been Bill Lee, who opened the first barber shop in 1856 at the Douglas House Hotel.  Over the next 40 years, the black business ownership class grew exponentially with lawyers, doctors, undertakers, and writers becoming an important part of their social class. See more...

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