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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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Celebrating A Historic Anniversary in Civil Rights

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Celebrating A Historic Anniversary in Civil Rights

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was one of the most important parts of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. It was first introduced in 1963 while John F. Kennedy was President, and was supported by his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson. The law prohibited discrimination based on skin color, race, sex, religion, or national origin and helped put an end to segregation in the United States. See more...

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North Omaha Healthcare: Then & Now

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North Omaha Healthcare: Then & Now

While healthcare is more widely available today, past discriminations and injustices still continue to affect the level of care provided to people of color. Omaha is no exception to these injustices. To fully understand how Omaha healthcare is still affected by discrimination, we must take a look into the history of healthcare for African Americans. See more...

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