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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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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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Black History Through The Lens of Film

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Black History Through The Lens of Film

Omaha is where I grew up, Florence, to be specific. My childhood is filled with memories of trips to the grocery store, No Frills or Bakers, with my family. I recall the liquor stores, motels, and strip stores that lined the streets. The Omaha culture means, and will always mean so much to me. I am young, so my memories in Omaha are ones of mingling ethnicities. See more...

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A Historical Secret Behind Grocery Stores in North Omaha

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A Historical Secret Behind Grocery Stores in North Omaha

Have you ever imagined that North Omaha was a huge commercial center? The secret behind this was the original stores in North Omaha were the first who started to trade goods. Men stored trade goods to swap with other traders such as Native Americans and fur trappers. See more...

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