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North Omaha has been home to a number of black newspapers dating back to the 1890s. African American newspapers have historically provided an important alternative to mainstream newspapers, which rarely covered events in black communities, seldom…

This collage depicts several wedding announcements from community members of the Near North Side. The captions note churches such as St. Phillip's Episcopal Church and the Salem Baptist Church. For interviews and oral histories of this and other…

This is an Omaha Star clipping of Charles F. Thomas at 18. The son of North Omaha resident, Annie M. Thomas, Charles was completing his training in the Air Force when this picture was taken. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items…

This Omaha Star clipping shows a welterweight boxing champ posing. The man’s last name appears to be Jakes, and is hand-dated from 1950. The clipping does not provide any more contextual information. For interviews and oral histories of this…

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 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.

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 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 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 is a collage that was created for Native Omaha days. This collage shows several examples of newspaper articles that depict stories on the topic of the civil rights movement. The collage includes articles on 4CL, the Black Panthers, and police…
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