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The Omaha Colored Commercial Club was formed in 1920 to aid African Americans in finding employment and learning which businesses to support. It was important for the community to know which businesses were black-owned or willing to hire employees…

This photograph shows the front exterior of the historic Jewell Building, located at 2221 North 24th Street in North Omaha. The Dreamland Ballroom was located on the second floor, and hosted locally, regionally, and nationally renowned jazz and blues…

This is a photograph of the interior of the Tuxedo Pool Hall, an establishment on North 24th Street in Omaha. Tuxedo Pool Hall was located on the first floor of the Jewell Building, home to the legendary Dreamland Ballroom music venue. For…

This is an newspaper advertisement for the Carnation Ballroom in North Omaha. The Carnation Ballroom was hosting a Sepia Pageant Dance and Floor Show. The entertainment was provided by Roy Brown and his Mighty, Mighty Men. For interviews and oral…

This is an image of an advertisement for the Carnation Ballroom in North Omaha. The band and musicians mentioned include: Faye Adams, Amos Milburn, Ursula Reed, Joe Morris, The Orioles, Billy Clark, Al Savage, and the Spiders. For interviews and…

This image shows several advertisements for music events in North Omaha. The musicians and bands pictured include Ray Charles, Joe Morris, The Drifters, and Lionel Hampton. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the …

This collage is composed of several advertisements for music events in North Omaha. The musicians and bands pictured include B.B. King, Howling Wolf and his Orchestra, Johnny Otis, and Lionel Hampton. For interviews and oral histories of this and…

This collage is composed of several advertisements for music events in North Omaha. The musicians and bands pictured include Louis Armstrong, T-Bone Walker, and Bullmoose Jackson and his Buffalo Bearcats. These events took place at the Dreamland…

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 image is of Raymond Miller, winner of the Omaha Star's bicycle contest in 1950. The contest was for newspaper boys, and Miller won by selling the most newspapers. The Schwinn bicycle was presented by editor Mildred Brown. For interviews and…
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