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What's the Deal with Bemis Park?

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What's the Deal with Bemis Park?

Bemis Park goes back to Omaha’s first mayor, Jesse Lowe, who owned the plot of land. In the late 1800’s, George Bemis, a real estate mogul, constructed homes for some of the Omaha elite. Bemis’s neighborhood was solidified as a permanent fixture of Omaha when it was annexed in 1887. Of course, it helped that our George Bemis became mayor during the same time period. See more...

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Overcoming Injustice for Omaha Schools

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Overcoming Injustice for Omaha Schools

In 1872 the Omaha School District was formally organized for separate but equal schools. This was a total of 47 black students enrolled within eight public schools. Jim Crow was also ended for Omaha public schools in 1872 having African American children attend the schools nearest to their homes. The homes of these children are mostly in North Omaha. See more...

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Redlining: A Brief History of Homeowner Segregation in Omaha

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Redlining: A Brief History of Homeowner Segregation in Omaha

Becoming a homeowner has been one of the major steps to achieving the ever-elusive American dream. This dream rings true for many of folk across multiple generations. It’s a goal even most modern-day Americans strive for, but that dream hasn’t always been attainable for every ethnic group or culture in our metro area. See more...

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