African Americans in Omaha

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African Americans In Omaha, Nebraska - African Americans From Omaha
... Further information People from North Omaha, Nebraska “ Being born in Omaha doesn't make me an American any more than being born in an oven makes a cat a biscuit ... Malcolm X ” Notable African Americans from Omaha (Alphabetical) Name Image Role Era Lester Abrams Funk musician 1970s Houston Alexander Extreme fighter, hip hop artist and radio ... Davis Captain in the Tuskegee Airmen, first black military aviator from Omaha to receive his wings from Tuskegee Field 1940s Bob Gibson National Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher for St ...

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