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  • Collection: Native Omaha Days

This article describes an effort by the DePorres Club of Omaha to compel Reed's Ice Cream to hire African American employees. The DePorres Club was a civil rights organization that operated in Omaha between 1947 and 1960. Members included Mildred…

This wedding announcement for Reverend and Mrs. David Benton appeared in the Omaha Star. The couple held their wedding reception at the local Y.W.C.A. They planned to spend their three-week honeymoon in New York City and visit Niagara Falls. For…

This is an advertisement for Tululah's Home Cooked Meals that appeared in the Omaha Star. The restaurant was located at 2422 Burdette Street in North Omaha. The menu featured traditional soul food options such as fried chicken, green, potatoes, and…

This clipping is one of many birthday announcements that appeared in the Omaha Star. The coverage of events such as these, including the list of attendees, illustrates the closeness of the North Omaha community. For interviews and oral histories of…

This clipping is one of many birthday announcements that appeared in the Omaha Star. The coverage of events such as these illustrates the closeness of the North Omaha community. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit…

This collage depicts several examples of community involvement. The articles vary in topic, but include pastors at the St. John Baptist Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items…

This image is of Joseph Shearron, the winner of the Omaha Star's 1949 bicycle contest. The Omaha Star held this contest for its paper boys every twelve weeks. Miller won the contest by selling the most newspapers. The Schwinn bicycle was presented by…

This is a photo of the 1955 pledge class of the Sphinx Club. They are part of the Beta Xi Lambda and Beta Beta chapters of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. According to the article, "Chapter Secretary Welcome T. Bryant said, 'We feel that we have one…

This image shows three photographs from the Omaha Star newspaper. The image on the left shows Anna Williams being presented with a scholarship from a women's club in North Omaha. The two images on the right show some events from the Centennial…

This newspaper clip shows a group picture of a youth drum corps that was sponsored by the Elk's Club of North Omaha. This picture was taken at a celebratory party for the drum corp, sponsored by the B.P.O.E. (Benevolent Protective Order of…
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