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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 article details the consequences imposed on Patrolman James Loder after he shot and killed fourteen year old Vivian Strong. The shooting took place on June 24, 1969 in North Omaha. The officers were responding a reported break in at a housing…

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 photograph from the Omaha Star shows North Omaha residents picketing for fair employment opportunities. One sign reads, "Don't buy where you can't work!" This strategy, called selective patronage, was very popular during this era. For…

This is an image of the 1952 "Pennant Getters" who were part of a North Omaha baseball team. Some of the team members who are pictured are Billy Gray, Mel Daniels, Leroy Triggs, Clarence Hill, Thomas Franklin, Petey Allen, Joe Brooks, and Clavin…

This is a photo published in the Omaha Star of five Omaha Black Panthers leaving their station in Omaha. The Panthers's names are listed as Cecil Griffo, Frank Peak, House, and William Peak. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items…

This image from the Omaha Star shows a young woman who was the first Peace Corps volunteer from North Omaha. For interviews and oral histories of this and other items please visit the History Harvest YouTube Channel.

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…

This is an article describing an Omaha women's club know as The Links. The Links were hosting a tea to honor the NAACP, and the article describes a plan to help local youth raise money for the NAACP. For interviews and oral histories of this and…

This collage from the Omaha Star includes an article on the Mayor's Bi-Racial Committee, a photo of a priest, and a police squad car.

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We the members of the Omaha Archdiocesan Catholic Interracial Council stat in spirit and…
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