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Come One, Come All, Churches for All!

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Come One, Come All, Churches for All!

By: Grace King, A student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class.  North Omaha is home to over 100 different churches. Whether you are affiliated with a religion or not, it is clear to see that churches are what bring communities together. North Omaha hasbeautiful churches that are still standing and still running today after more than 100 years! The Uniqueness of North Omaha's Churches A unique thing about North Omaha’s churches is that many of the early churches were built to cater to the different ethnic groups at the time. For example, Italian, German,...

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Music That Shaped North Omaha

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Music That Shaped North Omaha

By: Chakera J. Hough, A student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class.  Music has always been a form of expression that people have used to escape the reality of the real world. Getting lost in the rhythm of a song seems to be a form of healing for many people, especially the African American residents of North Omaha. The beautiful history that shapes the music of North Omaha has been enriched by African American culture for over 170 years. From jazz bands to church choirs, to orchestras, and much more, the power African Americans...

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Omaha North: A Community of Students

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Omaha North: A Community of Students

By: EM, a student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class

Opening its doors on September 2nd, 1924, Omaha North High School has been a pillar of the community in the North Omaha area for almost a century. During its existence, North has seen monumental community leaders, successful alumni, prosperous athletics, modern redesign, and has been a place of community building.

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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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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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