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Council renames street section to honor civil rights leader
By Associated Press
Published December 3, 2016


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The City Council has voted unanimously to rename a two-block street section in north Omaha for a local civil rights leader.

The proposal approved Tuesday renames Lake Street from North 22nd to North 24th Street for Bertha Calloway. She helped found the Great Plains Black History Museum in 1976 and served as director and curator. City officials say Calloway also participated in protests to integrate diners and the city’s Peony Park.

Councilman Ben Gray says the application for the name change was “something that has been a long time coming.”

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