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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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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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Leaders in the Black Community That You Did Not Know

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Leaders in the Black Community That You Did Not Know

Omaha has been a city of changes and progress. This city has had leaders who pushed the Omaha´s society to move forward and promote changes. These leaders have helped to change the Omaha Community and also helped the black community all over the nation, creating movements in order to fight for their civil rights. 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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