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  • Church History
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    Church History
    The church has been very important to the African-American community. In North Omaha, the church has been a source of ...
  • Civil Rights in Omaha
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    Civil Rights in Omaha
    North Omaha has a long, complex history of Civil Rights that remains largely unnoticed. Not only is it the birthplace of an important political...
  • Education in Omaha
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    Education in Omaha
    African Americans have faced numerous obstacles over the years including several within the field of education. From segregation...
  • Escaping the Indignities of Jim Crow
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    Escaping the Indignities of Jim Crow
    Despite segregation and racism, African Americans in Omaha created a vibrant local culture and found ways to have fun.
  • North Omaha Music
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    North Omaha Music
    Jazz played an important part in the history of North Omaha. Preston Love once said, "If New York, Chicago...
  • North Omaha, The Great Migration
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    North Omaha, The Great Migration
    In the early 1900s, African-Americans sought a better life in the North. Jim Crow Laws in the South reinforced segregation and discrimination.
  • Work and Business
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    Work and Business
    This page explores the history of African American work and business in Omaha. The topic has been broken into three main sections...
  • North Omaha, World War II
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    North Omaha, World War II
    During World War II, the Hastings Naval Ammunition Depot (NAD), located 150 miles west ...
  • Military Service:  Civil War
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    Military Service: Civil War
    During the years of the Civil War thousands of African Americans played a crucial role in defending our freedoms.
  • Military Service:  Vietnam
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    Military Service: Vietnam
    America began taking direct military action in Vietnam in 1964 and ended the draft and signed peace accords in 1973.