Heather Nelson

  • North Omaha Healthcare: Then & Now

    By: Cora Gillespie, A Student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class. In the midst of this pandemic, conversations regarding healthcare have taken over […]

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  • Community is Worship

    Religion and worship is a high priority within the African American culture. It was not long after Omaha’s founding in 1865 that African American churches were on the rise. When they were denied access to White churches, they created their own!  Since the 1910s, the population of Black churches has been in proportion to Omaha’s…

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  • North Omaha’s Legendary Beverly Blackburn

    With her roots in North Omaha, Beverly Wead Blackburn Jones had a special place in her heart for all youth in the North Omaha community. She began her work at the age of 17 as a youth worker at Kellom Community Center in 1957. Little did she know, she would become the director of the…

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