#Juneteenth

  • Charles S. Hall – The father of Soul food in North Omaha

    Restaurants, snack shops, dine-ins as well as other places to eat have always played an important role in North Omaha’s History, particularly within the African American community. One of the longest and most iconic establishments Black Businesses in North Omaha that served the regular, famous, and hungry was the Fair Deal Café in North Omaha.…

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  • Justin Wayne: Home Grown Senator

    Born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 27, 1979, Justin Wayne is an impressive Nebraskan who has served and contributed to our community and state in many ways. Justin Graduated from Omaha Northwest High School in 1998. In high school, Wayne had planned to walk on to the University of Kansas basketball team but he was hit…

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  • Juneteenth, A Day to Remember!

    Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the abolition of slavery in honor of enslaved African Americans. The name Juneteenth is derived from the words June and nineteenth, as freedom was declared on June 19th, 1865. Juneteenth was finally recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the…

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  • The Meaning behind Juneteenth in Omaha

    By: R. Nelson, A student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class.  What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. […]

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  • Come One, Come All, Churches for All!

    By: Grace King, A student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class.  North Omaha is home to over 100 different churches. Whether you are affiliated […]

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  • Music That Shaped North Omaha

    By: Chakera J. Hough, A student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class.  Music has always been a form of expression that people have used […]

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  • Omaha North: A Community of Students

    By: EM, a student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class. Opening its doors on September 2nd, 1924, Omaha North High School has been […]

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  • Omaha’s Strength in Numbers

    By: Cade Dungan, A Student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as part of Heather Nelson’s Service Learning Academy class. There is a strong history of African American owned businesses in Omaha.  […]

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