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  • Collection: Native Omaha Days

This is an article describing the North Omaha Civil Rights group known as 4CL. The 4CL was demonstrating for fair employment opportunities at local businesses. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History…

This is an Omaha Star advertisement for the Off Beat Supper Club. The club showcased exotic dancers, interpretive dancers, and blues. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube Channel.

This is an advertisement for the Carnation Lounge that was placed in the Omaha Star newspaper. The musical entertainment was provided by Chuck Willis and his Orchestra. Their songs included "It's Too Late," "Kansas City Woman," and "Jaunita." The…

This collage features several advertisements for music events in North Omaha. The musicians and bands pictured include Duke Ellington, Anna Mae Winburn and her International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Preston Love, and Count Basie. The events took place…

This is an image of two African American service men standing in front of a sign at the 3520th Flying Training Wing. This unit was located at McConnell Air Force Base near Wichita, Kansas beginning in 1952. For interviews and oral histories of this…

This image is of Jerry Davis, the winner of the Women's A Flight Championship of the Central State Golf Tournament in 1949. The tournament was held in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Davis had been golfing for one year when she won the championship. For…

This is an image of article from the Omaha Star newspaper. The clipping does not include the entire article, but it is about a benefit for a paralyzed high school student from North Omaha. The caption reads, "Merry as Vernon Brown would have them,…

This clipping shows the women present at the 1948 Shriners’ Annual Ball. The caption says that the women were there to participate in the Shriner’s Annual Beauty Contest. The women are Fannie Harper, Mary Estes, Lois Brown, Dewene Hale,…

This image celebrates the candidacy of an African American student for Creighton University (Omaha) prom queen. Photos and articles like this one in the Omaha Star kept the North Omaha community abreast African American news throughout Omaha and the…

This is an image of a young African American woman who competed in a qualifying Olympic meet. No other contextual information is available. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube Channel.
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